Variability in reproductive traits in the sex-changing fish, Coris julis, in the Mediterranean

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Variability in reproductive traits in the sex-changing fish, Coris julis, in the Mediterranean (EN)

PALMER, M.
ALONSO-FERNANDEZ, A.
ALOS, J.

The quantity and quality of propagules, i.e., reproductive output, play a key role in the dynamics of exploited populations, with particular implications for sex-changing fish. Here, we studied for the first time the effects of maternal traits on the reproductive output of the Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Coris julis, a sequential hermaphroditic fish widely distributed in temperate marine coastal regions. The quantity of the reproductive output (batch fecundity) was significantly related to maternal size, which is of special interest in a species submitted to size-selective harvesting (recreational angling). However, egg quality (egg size) was not significantly related to any maternal factor and the spawning fraction was related to a seasonal pattern only. These results should contribute to improving estimations of the annual reproductive output and the stock assessment of this species and some implications for management are discussed. (EN)

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Coris julis (EN)
Mediterranean (EN)
egg quality (EN)
maternal effects (EN)
Batch fecundity (EN)
Sex-change (EN)

Ελληνικό Κέντρο Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ) (EL)
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) (EN)

Mediterranean Marine Science

2013-09-15


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

Mediterranean Sea (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 15, No 1 (2014); 106-114 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 15, No 1 (2014); 106-114 (EN)



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