The estuary as a habitat for spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus.

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noSH 333 A6.5en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorTabb, D.C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, R.F., A.H. Swartz, and W.H. Massmannen_US
dc.contributor.otherA symposium on estuarine fisheries. Presented at the 94th annual meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 1964.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:53:43Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:53:43Z
dc.date.issued1966en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 59-67.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe spotted seatrout is one of the most valuable fish of the southeastern United States. It is one of the few species that depends on the changeable habitats of estuaries and lagoons, even spawning there. Both young and adults are tolerant of the normal environmental extremes of estuaries, which are too rigorous for most marine fishes. This enables the spotted seatrout to reproduce, and grow almost unhindered by predation and competition. Spotted seatrout populations of more northern estuaries apparently make seaward movements to escape winter cold but southern populations do not exhibit a strong offshore movement. They are nearly nonmigratory in Florida; tagging studies show that they seldom move more than 30 miles from the point of tagging. Since most of the favored estuarine areas are separated by long stretches of exposed seashore there is little exchange of stocks between estuary systems. The nonmigratory character of the species, when combined with differences in habitat, has resulted in spotted seatrout populations having different growth rates. Unfavorable conditions for feeding or spawning in any given estuary, which cause declines in abundance, are likely to be felt for long periods since the region will not likely receive large numbers of immigrants from other estuaries.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeNorthwestern Gulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.history16-Sep-1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19765
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dc.locationTAMUG circulating collectionen_US
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dc.notesen_US
dc.placeLawrence, Kansasen_US
dc.publisherAllen Press, Incorporateden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2003.00en_US
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dc.seriesAmerican Fisheries Society Special Publication No. 3en_US
dc.subjectmarine fishen_US
dc.subjectestuariesen_US
dc.subjecthabitaten_US
dc.subjectspotted seatrouten_US
dc.subjectCynoscion nebulosusen_US
dc.subjectlagoonsen_US
dc.subjecttaggingen_US
dc.subjectlocal movementsen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjectspawningen_US
dc.subjectabundanceen_US
dc.titleThe estuary as a habitat for spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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