For this group of species, implementing minimum size limits and quotas for catch would be impractical, not only because barotrauma experienced by fish upon release causes a significant rate of mortality but also because this fishery includes a number of different serranid
species (senior author, unpubl.
Can Seasonal Variation and Pathology Associated with Helminthes Infecting Two Serranids
(Teleostei) of Iskenderun Bay (Northeast Mediterranean Sea) Turkey.
For example, the species richness of carnivorous and piscivorous serranids
(Bahia Honda: 10 species, Playa Blanca: 3), carangids (BH: 11, PB: 4) and lutjanids (BH: 8, PB: 5) were greater in Bahia Honda compared to Playa Blanca.
Two species of Serranids
, Mycteroperca venenosa and Mycteroperca interstitialis, have a low incidence, however, their sighting frequency suggests that their numbers have been increasing in the Florida Keys.
corallivorous and omnivorous chaetodontids (Roberts and Ormond 1992); herbivorous pomacentrids (Sale 1974, 1977, Doherty 1982, 1983, Robertson 1984), and acanthurids (Robertson and Gaines 1986); planktivorous pomacentrids (Sweatman 1985, Jones 1987a, b) and chaenopsids (Clarke 1989); and benthic-feeding carnivorous serranids
(Pressley 1981, Shpigel and Fishelson 1989).
the yellowfin bass (Anthias nicholsi), the red barbier (Baldwinella vivanus), the black sea bass (Centropristis striata), unidentified anthiine serranids
, and the deepbody boarfish (Antigonia capros).
The most abundant and frequently observed species were: Pseudolabrus gayi and Malapterus reticulatus (Labridae), followed by Scorpis chilensis, Pseudocaranx chilensis, and the serranids
Caprodon longimanus and Hypoplectrodes semicinctum (Table 1).
Hybridization between two serranids
, the coney (Cephakpholisfii.
These findings suggest barred sand bass, like other serranids
, form transient spawning aggregations (Domeier and Colin 1997).
The larger hooks were likely intended for hand-line angling for benthic species such as serranids
, the bones of which were recovered at TAR-6 (see below).
No big serranids
, lutjanids or other large-bodied carnivores such as Sphyraena barracuda, Walbaum, 1792, were encountered in the belt transects, although individuals were occasionally observed at other times.
A century and 11 cirrhitid publications later, Schultz in Schultz & collaborators (1960) listed 13 genera, including Isobuna and Serranocirrhitus, now known to be serranids
sexes separate in the adult without a postmaturational sex change) because the species has a subtropical distribution and nontropical species within primarily tropical, sex-changing lineages of serranids
are often gonochores (DeMartini and Sikkel, 2006).
These figures, however, may not be totally realistic considering that landing records may be contaminated by two other serranids
(Epinephelus niveatus and E.
The teleost assemblage at this site includes pleuronectids and bothids (right- and left-eyed flatfishes), serranids
(basses), atherinids (silversides), mugilids (mullets), gobiids (gobies), clupeids (herrings), and other nearshore forms (Clarke and Fitch 1979), but the vast majority of the otoliths are of sciaenids.