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dc.contributor.author Moffitt, Robert B en_US
dc.contributor.author Parrish, Frank A en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-15T07:18:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-10-15T07:18:07Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1996-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moffitt RB, Parrish FA. 1996. Habitat and life history of juvenile Hawaiian pink snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus. Pac Sci 50(4): 371-381. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2912 en_US
dc.description.abstract Eteline snappers are an important component of commercial demersal fisheries in the central and western Pacific, but there is a substantial gap in the knowledge of their life histories, specifically the larval and juvenile stages. Juvenile pink snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus (Valenciennes), ranging in size from 7 to 25 cm fork length, inhabit a nearly featureless plain offshore of Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, at depths of 65-100 m. Bottom samples and underwater video footage showed the bottom to be uniformly composed of fine, silty sand with little relief. Conductivity-temperature-depth data indicate that an internal tide brings cold water over the bottom on a tidal basis. Telemetric studies show that juveniles undergo small-scale crepuscular migrations from deeper daytime locations to shallower nighttime locations but move relatively little during day and night periods. Analysis of length frequency distributions obtained over a 17-month period resulted in an estimate of the von Bertalanffy growth constant (K) of 0.21 yr-l. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.title Habitat and Life History of Juvenile Hawaiian Pink Snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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