REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF THE SPOTTED FLOUNDER, CITHARUS LINGUATULA (ACTINOPTERYGII: PLEURONECTIFORMES: CITHARIDAE), FROM SAROS BAY (NORTHERN AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY)


Cengiz Ö., İŞMEN A., ÖZEKİNCİ U.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.44, no.2, pp.123-129, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2014.44.2.06
  • Journal Name: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-129
  • Keywords: spotted flounder, reproduction, Saros Bay, Citharus linguatula, fecundity, length at maturity, MEGRIM LEPIDORHOMBUS-BOSCII, FEEDING-HABITS, GROWTH, AGE, FECUNDITY, LINNAEUS, PLAICE, FLATFISH, OSTEICHTHYES, RECRUITMENT

Abstract

Background. Understanding the reproduction of the spotted flounder, Citharus linguatula (Linnaeus, 1758), has been considered a major step toward understanding its population dynamics, especially, in the northern Aegean Sea. So, the presently reported study aimed to study the reproductive biology of C. linguatula and provided the first data of its fecundity.