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Free Content Gonadal Development and Spawning of the Golden-Eyed Tilefish Caulolatilus Affinis (Pisces: Branchiostegidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico

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Gonadal development of the golden-eyed tilefish, Caulolatilus affinis, a significant component of the artisanal fisheries of Baja California Sur, Mexico, was analyzed using histological techniques. The reproductive cycle was determined. C. affinis is a partial spawner with asynchronous development of the gonads. The reproductive pattern was characterized by a period of maximum spawn from October to April coinciding with highest values of the gonadosomatic index (GSI). This suggest that the GSI describes the reproductive activity of the species adequately.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 1998

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