Maturation of Little Skate and Winter Skate in the Western Atlantic from Cape Hatteras to Georges Bank

Abstract

—We estimated the length and age of maturation in little skate Leucoraja erinacea and winter skate L. ocellata based on samples of 1,884 little skate and 1,153 winter skate ovaries collected from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Georges Bank. Two levels of maturity were recognized: onset maturity, which marks the onset of the allocation of energy from… (More)

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