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Title: Spawning period and sexual maturity of red mullet, Mullus surmuletus (Linnaeus, 1758), off the Canary Islands
Other Titles: Período reproductivo y talla de primera madurez sexual del salmonete de roca "Mullus surmuletus" (Linnaeus, 1758) en las islas Canarias
Authors: Gonzalez Pajuelo, J. M. 
Lorenzo Nespereira, J. M. 
UNESCO Clasification: 3105 Peces y fauna silvestre
Keywords: Red mullet
Mullus surmuletus
Sex ratio
Spawning period
Sexual maturity, et al
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: 0074-0195
Journal: Boletín - Instituto Español de Oceanografía 
Abstract: M. surmuletus (N=723) caught in 1992 were studied. Their lengths range from 11 to 29 cm total length. The sex ratio shows a prevalence of females. The spawning period extends from February to May, with a peak in March-April. 50% of maturity is reached by males and females at 16 cm total length. -from English summary
Red mullet, Mullus surmuletus (N=723), caught off the southwestern part of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) in 1992 were studied. Their lengths range from 11 to 29 cm total length. The sex ratio shows a prevalence of females. The spawning period extends fi-mn February to May, with a peak in March-Aplil. Fifty jJer cent of maturity is reached by males and Jemales at 16 cm total length.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/51857
ISSN: 0074-0195
Source: Boletin - Instituto Español de Oceanografia [ISSN 0074-0195], v. 9, p. 361-366
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