||Collection and aging of greater amberjack Seriola dumerili larvae and juveniles around the Penghu Islands, Taiwan
Hasegawa, Takamasa ,
Yeh, Hsin-Ming ,
Chen, June-Ru ,
Kuo, Chin-Lau Kawabe, Ryo ,
150 , 2017-01 , The Ichthyological Society of Japan
To investigate the early life history of Seriola dumerili, we first validated otolith daily increments using reared fish (11–51 days after hatching). Four larval and early-juvenile S. dumerili were collected in May and July 2015 around the Penghu Islands, Taiwan (23.45–23.70 °N, 119.40–119.70 °E), by surface larval net towing, but not from drifting seaweeds. Seriola dumerili were caught at the thermal front, and the total lengths and ages ranged 7.4–42.5 mm and 18–56 days, respectively. Our results indicate that the hatching dates of S. dumerili were April to June and larvae may have been accumulated in the frontal zone before the juvenile phase.