Larval Tunas from the Florida Current
Abstract:The collection of larval fish made in the Florida Current from May 1951 to October 1956 by the personnel of The Marine Laboratory contained 146 tunas. The following were represented: (1) tuna, Thunnus sp. or spp., most likely young of the bluefin tuna T. thynnus; (2) cceanic skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis; (3) little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus; (4) frigate mackerel, Auxis thazard; and (5) 13 unidentified scombroid larvae. Capture of these larval fishes indicates that several tunas spawn in the Florida Current between March and October.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1960
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