1997 1998 Family Egg Species type Density FO Density FO Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata -- 0.004 2 Clupeidae Clupea harengus D 0.009 4 0.072 15 Osmeridae Mallotus villosus D 0.022 5 Gadidae Enchelyopus cimbrius P 0.034 11 Gadus morhua P 0.002 1 0.022 5 Microgadus tomcod D 0.007 2 Pollachius virens P 0.007 3 Labridae Tautogolabrus adspersus P 0.007 3 Stichaeidae Lumpenus lampraetiformis D 0.086 23 Ulvaria subbifurcata D 0.462 41 0.014 5 Stichaeus punctatus D 0.014 3 Pholidae Pholis gunnellus D 0.099 27 1.428 75 Cryptacanthodeidae Cryptacanthodes maculatus D 0.054 12 0.294 33 Ammodytidae Ammodytes sp.
The most common larvae ([is greater than] 35% of the samples) were rock gunnel (Pholis gunnellus), sea raven (Hemitripterus americanus), longhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus), grubby (M.
Larvae that hatched from demersal eggs from late winter through early spring, such as Myoxocephalus spp., Ammodytes sp., and Pholis gunnellus, were abundant in Penobscot Bay in March and April and gradually their numbers in plankton samples declined.
The late winter-early spring species, such as Myoxocephalus spp., Ammodytes sp., and Pholis gunnellus, had a negative association with temperature, whereas late-spring spawners, such as P.
New York Bight (New Jersey-southern Long Island, N.Y.) Cunner, toadfish, spot, gobies, striped bass, sculpins, juvenile Atlantic cod, juvenile tautog, black sea bass, scup, rock gunnel, Pholis gunnellus
; conger eel, American eel, red hake, and northern puffer have been reported on reef habitats in estauries of this area (Briggs, 1975; Auster, 1989; Able et al., 1998).