Anchovy spawning in the Mira estuary (southwestern Portugal)
The aim of the present paper is to review current knowledge concerning anchovy spawning within the Mira estuary (1985/1992): (i) temporal and spatial dynamics of the planktonic phase (abundance, distribution, annual variability of spawning intensity); (ii) larval ecology (feeding, growth, swim bladder inflation) and (iii) factors controlling egg and larval mortality and recruitment variability.
Keywords: Anchoa, Engraulis encrasicolus, eggs and larvae, spawning, estuaries, North Atlantic.
Sci. Mar. 60(Suppl.2) : 141-153
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