Reproductive biology of Haemulon plumieri (Teleostei: Haemulidae) in Ceará state, Northeastern Brazil.

  title={Reproductive biology of Haemulon plumieri (Teleostei: Haemulidae) in Cear{\'a} state, Northeastern Brazil.},
  author={R A Shinozaki-Mendes and Jones Santander-Neto and Jos{\'e} Roberto Feitosa Silva and F{\'a}bio H. V. Hazin},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  volume={73 2},
The Haemulon plumieri is a typical reef-associated and tropical species found in warm and temperate waters of the Western Atlantic. Due to the large fishing effort directed to H. plumieri, the knowledge about its reproductive biology is essential for correct stock management and conservation. The aim of this study was to characterise reproductive biology with a focus on its seasonal variation of gonadal maturation stages, first maturation size and fecundity. Specimens were monthly collected and… CONTINUE READING