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In order to investigate the feeding habits of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus along the continental Portuguese coast, a total of 619 individuals were sampled of which 60% contained food in their stomach and 35% had more than one prey item. Among the 81 prey items that were identified in the stomachs, benthic and benthopelagic prey prevail on this(More)
The stock structure of forkbeard, Phycis phycis, in the Northeast Atlantic is still unknown. The knowledge of the stock structure of a species is essential to effectively assess the stock and manage fisheries. Otolith shape analysis has been successfully applied in stock identification using the elliptic Fourier analysis. This method was used to evaluate(More)
The knowledge of the reproductive strategy is essential for the comprehensive understanding of the population dynamics of any fish species. This study intends to define the spawning season, verify the type of fecundity regulation and estimate relative annual fecundity for Serranus atricauda inhabiting the south-west of Portugal seamounts (Gorringe, Ampère(More)
Knowing fish reproductive strategy is essential for understanding population dynamics. This study intends to define the spawning season, length at first maturity, fecundity type, and estimate fecundity of forkbeard, Phycis phycis, from the Portuguese coast. Monthly samples collected from commercial landings between May 2011 and December 2012 were used.(More)
Bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus is zygoparous species with internal fertilization spawning multiple batches of early-celled embryos in gelatinous masses. Its unusual reproductive strategy required methodological adjustments to estimate potential annual fecundity. The present study applied an adaptation of the gravimetric method, estimated batch(More)
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