Accession Number : ADA162640


Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Florida). WHITE MULLET.


Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,


Corporate Author : FLORIDA COOPERATIVE FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH UNIT GAINESVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Collins,Mark R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a162640.pdf


Report Date : May 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, biological and physical environments, and environmental requirements of coastal species of fishes and aquatic invertebrates. These are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The white mullet (Mugil curema) is a valuable baitfish. Adults spawn offshore, and are seldom found at low salinities. Juveniles spend the summer of their first year in estuaries. White mullet are caught with trammel nets, gill nets, and seines. About 660,000 pounds were landed in 1981. The species is adapted to tropical temperatures, with an optimum of about 28 C. Keywords: Salinity and habitat requirements. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FISHES , REQUIREMENTS , COASTAL REGIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , BIOLOGY , DISTRIBUTION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , PROFILES , SALINITY , LIFE(BIOLOGY) , ADULTS , FLORIDA , TAXONOMY , NETS , ESTUARIES , FISH GILLS , HABITABILITY , MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE