Variations in reproductive potential between nearshore and offshore spawning contingents of hogfish in the eastern Gulf of Mexico

  title={Variations in reproductive potential between nearshore and offshore spawning contingents of hogfish in the eastern Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Angela B. Collins and Richard S. McBride},
  journal={Fisheries Management and Ecology},
  • A. Collins, R. McBride
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Fisheries Management and Ecology
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