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M Maldonado-García ; V Gracia-López ; M Carrillo ;Ciencias Marinas 2011, 37 (4A)

Autor: JA Estrada-Godínez

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Ciencias Marinas ISSN: 0185-3880 cmarinas@uabc.mx Universidad Autónoma de Baja California México Estrada-Godínez, JA; Maldonado-García, M; Gracia-López, V; Carrillo, M Reproductive cycle of the leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea in La Paz Bay, Mexico Ciencias Marinas, vol.
37, núm.
4A, diciembre, 2011, pp.
425-441 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Ensenada, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=48020747005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Ciencias Marinas (2011), 37(4): 425–441 Reproductive cycle of the leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea in La Paz Bay, Mexico C M Ciclo reproductivo de la cabrilla sardinera Mycteroperca rosacea en la bahía de La Paz, México JA Estrada-Godínez1, M Maldonado-García1*, V Gracia-López1, M Carrillo2 1 2 Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, Mar Bermejo No.
195, Col.
Playa Palo de Santa Rita, CP 23090, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México. Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre de la Sal, Castellón, España. * Corresponding author.
E-mail: minervam04@cibnor.mx ABSTRACT.
The leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea is an endemic species from the northwestern coast of Mexico and, like other serranid fishes, it has a high commercial value; hence, it is a good candidate for cultivation.
This study aimed to describe the reproductive cycle of the leopard grouper in the wild as a step toward evaluating its aquaculture and restocking potential.
From March 2008 to February 2009, 197 specimens were collected in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Overall sex ratio was 3.6 females to 1.0 male.
Significant differences (P 0.05) in total length and body weight were found between sexes.
Group-synchronous ovarian development was observed with one ...





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