Age and Growth of the Striped Searobin

  title={Age and Growth of the Striped Searobin},
  author={John D. Mceachran and Jackson Davis},
Abstract Age, rate of growth, spawning, and weight-length relationship of the striped searobin, Prionotus evolans, were studied. The fish were collected from Chesapeake Bight and Chesapeake Bay during 1966 and 1967. Age was determined from otoliths which had been cross-sectioned, polished, and heated. Age groups 0 to VII were represented in the sample of 803 specimens. Males and females had the same growth rate and weight-length relationship. Growth in length was rapid until the fish reached… CONTINUE READING