Age and growth of the grey mullet (Pisces, Mugilidae) in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal)
Luis M. Arruda, José N. Azevedo, Ana I. Neto
Relativeabundance and growth both in length and weight of the grey mullet in Ria deAveiro were studied. The results showed that L. aurata was usually thedominant species throughout the year in each of three sampling zones. Thejuveniles of grey mullets migrated from the littoral zone to the lagoon inSeptember-November. Moreover, the growth patterns showed a period of rapidgrowth during the spring and summer which declined or ceased for the next 5 or6 months. There is an indication that temperature was important for growth inthe early stages of growth
Keywords: Age, growth, grey mullet, Ria de Aveiro (Portugal).
Sci. Mar. 55(3) : 497-504
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