The reproductive cycle of the roundel skate Raja texana

L. J. Williams, A. M. Cicia, G. B. Pellegrin, K. M. Smith, J. A. Sulikowski

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Abstract

The reproductive cycle of Raja texana was determined from 63 females (510-630 mm total length, LT) and 81 males (355-546 mm LT) collected from the Gulf of Mexico. The results, based on follicle size, mature spermatocysts and gonadosomatic index (IG) suggests year-round reproductive activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-305
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fishery management
  • Life history
  • Rajidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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