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Title: Fecundidad parcial y frecuencia reproductiva del efectivo patagónico de merluza (Merluccius hubbsi)
Other Titles: Batch fecundity and spawning frequency of the Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) Patagonian stock
Authors: Pájaro, M.
Macchi, G.J.
Ehrlich, M.D.
ASFA Terms: Spawning seasons
Ovaries
Hake fisheries
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Mar del Plata: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP)
Citation: INIDEP informe técnico, 58. p. 1-13
Abstract: Batch fecundity and spawning frequency of Argentine hake inhabiting Patagonian waters south of 41° S were estimated using monthly samples collected during the December 2000-March 2001 reproductive season and at the end of the March 2002 spawning period. Batch fecundity was fitted to a power function of total length and a linear function of ovary-free female weight with values ranging between 100,000 (32 cm total length) and 2,300,000 (87 cm total length) hydrated oocytes. Batch and relative fecundity showed variations during the spawning season with a marked decrease towards the end of the reproductive period (March). The spawning frequency, which ranged between 0.10 and 0.15, was estimated from the proportion of females with day-1 postovulatory follicles and was higher during the spawning peak (January-February). At these frequencies, a female hake would spawn, on average, 14 times between December and March. Both, batch fecundity and spawning frequency showed higher variability within the same reproductive season than between years
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/1566
ISSN: 0327-9642
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