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Free Content The Biology of the Flyingfish Hirundichthys Affinis (Günther)

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The flyingfish Hirundichthys affinis (Günther) is the most important species exploited by the fishing industry of Barbados, West Indies. It is a fast-growing species which reaches full size and sexual maturity in a single year. Ripe individuals can be found throughout the year but the peak of the spawning season is between March and the end of July. Feeding takes place at night and larval fish and the larger zooplankton form the chief items of the diet. Seasonal variations in zooplankton and a summer intrusion of low salinity surface water were observed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1962-01-01

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