Northern red snapper order perciformes family

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Northern Red Snapper Order: Perciformes Family: Lutjanidae Lutjanus campechanus Large bentho-pelagic snapper, pink-red, individuals < 35 cm have dorsolateral spot; long pectoral fins, truncate tail, distally pointed dorsal and anal fins; marginally indeterminate growth ( otoliths ); to 1 m, 38 kg, 50+ yrs Opportunistic carnivore, fish, swimming crabs, shrimp, tunicates; foraging over rock, sand, mud substrates 75% sexual maturity at 3, pelagic broadcast polygynandrous spawning; batch fecundity 220K, up to 60 spawning events/150-d season, 7 million eggs/yr , larval mortality ↑ Extremely popular sportfish, affinity for vertical structure; increased abundance near artificial reefs → reef placement over muddy, “barren” substrates reducing nursery value from increased predation? 51:49 commercial:recreational harvest, considerable controversy over stock abundance, LA vs. NMFS Twinspot Snapper 10 d, 5.0 mm
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Red Drum Order: Perciformes Family: Sciaenidae Sciaenops ocellatus Large drum, subterminal mouth, bronze color, dark basicaudal spot, no barbels; to 1.5 m, 43 kg, 40+ yrs Opportunistic carnivore, ambush predator in shallow marshes, fish, shrimp, and crabs most important Sexual maturity at 3-6 yrs ( ), fall spawning ( drumming) deeper inlets and bays; batch fecundity to 4 million, seasonal 40-80 million; 1-mm eggs hatch in 1 d, 20 d pelagic, then demersal in marshes; offshore movements in 2-4 years to spawning schools 2nd most popular saltwater sportfish in LA, severe population decline in mid-1980s (blackened redfish); sportfish designation in 1988, MS only commercial fishery, aquaculture Recreational harvest managed with 5-fish creel, 1 > 69 cm 1d 2 27 13 27 yrs
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Southern Flounder Order: Pleuronectiformes
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  • Fall '19
  • Fish anatomy, Black bass, Centrarchidae, Ocean sunfish, Fly fishing target species, Moronidae

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