Tarpons: Biology, Ecology, Fisheries

Tarpons: Biology, Ecology, Fisheries

Author(s): Stephen Spotte

Published Online: 3 JUN 2016 02:15AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119185499

Online ISBN: 9781119185543

DOI: 10.1002/9781119185543

About this Book

Stephen Spotte, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Tarpons arose from an ancient lineage, and just two species exist today, confined to the tropics and subtropics: Megalops atlanticus in the western and eastern Atlantic and Megalops cyprinoides distributed widely across the Indo-West Pacific. The Atlantic tarpon is considered king of the saltwater sport fishes and supports a multi-billion dollar recreational fishery in the U.S. alone. The Pacific tarpon, which is much smaller, is less valued by anglers. Both have limited commercial value but offer considerable potential for future aquaculture because of their hardiness, rapid growth, and ease of adaptation to captivity.

This book is the latest and most thorough text on the biology, ecology, and fisheries (sport and commercial) of tarpons. The chapters comprise clear, intricate discourses on such subjects as early development and metamorphosis, population genetics, anatomical and physiological features and adaptations, migrations, reproductive biology, and culminate with a concise overview of the world's tarpon fisheries. A comprehensive appendix includes Spotte's original translations of important papers published previously by others in Spanish and Portuguese and unavailable until now to English readers.

Tarpons: Biology, Ecology, Fisheries will be of considerable interest and use to fishery and research biologists, marine conservationists, aquaculturists, and informed anglers

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      Sobre a elaboração de conservas de pescado em leite de côco em óleos de algodão e de babaçu (pages 279–282)

      José Raimundo Bastos, Tarcísio Teixeira Alves, Carlos Antônio Esteves Araripe and Francisco José Siqueira Telles

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      Industrialização da ova do camurupim, Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes) (pages 283–285)

      Tarcísio Teixeira Alves, Masayoshi Ogawa, Maria da Conceição Caland-Noronha and C. A. Esteves Araripe

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