The biology of the spot, Leiostomus xanthurus Lacepede, and Atlantic croaker, Micropogon undulatus Linnaeus, in two Gulf of Mexico nursery areas.
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The distribution of spot and Atlantic croaker in the vicinity of Lake Borgne, Louisiana and Galveston Bay, Texas was determined in relation to temperature, salinity, and certain hydrographic features. Geographic variations in spawning, growth rates, distribution and food habits were evaluated. Length-weight relationships were compared between the two areas, and in Galveston Bay, condition of fish was studied in relation to size of fish, habitat, season, temperature, and salinity.