AGE, GROWTH, AND REPRODUCTION OF DENTEX MAROCCANUS (ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: SPARIDAE) IN THE SAROS BAY (NORTH AEGEAN SEA)


Gul G., İŞMEN A., Arslan M.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.44, no.4, pp.295-300, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2014.44.4.03
  • Journal Name: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-300

Abstract

Background. The Morocco dentex, Dentex maroccanus Valenciennes, 1830, is a sparid species, which has economical value and its population is expanding in a 20-500 m depth range throughout the Mediterranean. Worldwide, there is a lack of information about the biology (age, growth, reproductive season, first maturity length) of this species. This study provides the first data on population parameters of D. maroccanus in the Aegean Sea.