Accession Number : ADA213081


Title :   Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates South Florida, Ladyfish and Tarpon


Descriptive Note : Biological rept.


Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA COOPERATIVE FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH UNIT STILLWATER


Personal Author(s) : Zale, Alexander V ; Merrifield, Susan G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213081.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, habitats, and environmental requirements of coastal species of fishes and aquatic invertebrates. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The tarpon and ladyfish are popular gamefishes. Adults spawn offshore. Larval and juvenile stages inhabit coastal marshes and mangroves. Both species are thermophilic (preferring warm water), euryhaline (tolerant of a wide range of salinity), and are capable of surviving at low oxygen concentrations. Wetlands destruction and degradation negatively affect these species by reducing nursery areas. Keywords: Fishes; Estuaries; Feeding habits; Growth physiology; Fisheries; Temperature; Salinity; Oxygen; Life cycles; Tarpon; Megalops atlanticus; Ladyfish; Elops saurus; Trophic ecology; Spawning; Environmental requirements. (kt)


Descriptors :   *FISHES , *MARINE BIOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTS , DEGRADATION , WATER , DESTRUCTION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , OXYGEN , PROFILES , TREES , DOCUMENTS , HISTORY , LOW LEVEL , TROPICAL REGIONS , LIFE CYCLES , RANGE(EXTREMES) , WETLANDS , SALINITY , LIFE(BIOLOGY) , HABITATS , FISHERIES , INVERTEBRATES , AQUATIC ORGANISMS , FEEDING , LARVAE , SOUTH(DIRECTION) , ADULTS , CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY) , FLORIDA , TAXONOMY , ECOLOGY , HABITS , GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , ESTUARIES , MALNUTRITION , REQUIREMENTS , COASTAL REGIONS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE