Family paralichthyidae paralichthys lethostigma large

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Family: Paralichthyidae Paralichthys lethostigma Large “left - eye” flounder, light and dark spots on dark “dorsal” surface; strongly dimorphic, to 41 cm and 4 yrs, to 80 cm and 9 yrs Opportunistic carnivore, crustaceans/fish → fish w/increasing size Sexual maturity at 2-3, fall offshore migration and spawning near the surface (likely polygynandrous) with 30-60 d pelagic stage before metamorphosis and settling in upper estuaries; fecundity to 40K, 10K per batch spawning Angling effort directed at , important aspect of stock assessment Summer Flounder P. dentatus and Bamboo Sole Heteromycteris japonicus 14d 28d Peacock Flounder Bothus lunatus
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Ocean Sunfish Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Molidae Mola mola One of 4 extant molas, largest ray-finned bony fish, no swim bladder, mostly cartilage, gephyrocercal clavus , thick (7 cm) skin, subdermal fat deposits; dimorphic, smaller; to 4.2 m, 2,270 kg, 20+ yrs (?) Stenophagous carnivore specializing on gelatinous jellyfish, salps, squid; significant diurnal vertical migration (DVM) to follow prey movements Sexual maturity at 2-3 (?), batch spawning, polygynandry likely, pelagic spawning, fecundity to 300,000,000 ; growth from 2.5 mm larva to 3 m adult → 60 million X increase in mass, 0.5 kg/d in captivity Strong influence of T o on vertical distribution; basking behavior common, parasite removal by birds and cleaner fishes Slender Mola Ranzania laevis
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  • Fall '19
  • Fish anatomy, Black bass, Centrarchidae, Ocean sunfish, Fly fishing target species, Moronidae

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