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Preliminary guide to the identification of the early life history stages of scombroid fishes of the western central Atlantic
  • Published Date:
    1989
Filetype[PDF - 4.27 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Southeast Fisheries Center (U.S.), Miami Laboratory, ; Southeast Fisheries Center (U.S.) ;
  • Series:
    NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-SEFC ; 240
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    "This guide is intended for use as an identification guide to early life history specimens collected principally by plankton nets from marine waters of the western central Atlantic. This are is bounded by 35° north latitude on the north, 50 ° west longitude on the east, the Equator on the south, and the continental margins on the west. It is basically the area defined by FAO as the western central Atlantic Fishing Area 31 which includes the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The region is tropical and subtropical with important fishing areas and a high diversity of species. The area is also characterized by the large amounts of coral reefs"--Introduction, paragraph 1.

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