Skip to main content

Free Content The Biology of the Tarpon, Megalops Atlanticus, and the Ox-Eye, Megalops Cyprinoides, with Emphasis on Larval Development

Download Article:
(PDF 5427.3564453125 kb)
The larval and juvenile development of the tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, and the ox-eye, Megalops cyprinoides, are compared. A developmental series was compiled from the plankton specimens and material obtained from many sources, representing the following periods or stages of development: larval (Stage I, Stage II, Stage III A, Stage III B), and juvenile. The series is illustrated and described; and changes in form are discussed, in particular those characters useful in separating the two species.

The geographical distribution of the material studied and records from the literature are presented. The biology of both species is discussed including habitat, behavior, relationship to physical and chemical factors, natural enemies and sportfishing qualities.

36 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1962-01-01

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more