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Growth of Skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis from Mozambique - Pó, L. A.; Dionisio, C.; De Paula e Silva, R.
Growth of skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis in Mozambican waters was studied, using fork length data collected in 1983-1985, during an experimental pole-and-line/live-bait fishing program. Tentative estimates of growth parameters are FL∞=80 cm, K=0.6 yearˉ¹. Some evidence for seasonal growth is presented, along with a discussion of the limitations of the data set used in the investigation.
Reproduction, age and growth of the round scad Decapterus macrosoma Blecker 1851, Carangidae from Mozambique - Sousa, M.I.; Gjøsaeter, J.
Reproduction, age and growth of Decapterus macrosoma Blecker, 1851 were studied. The data were collected in Sofala Bank from commercial bottom trawlers and surveys. A total of 5,500 individuals were examined during the period 1979-1982. The species is caught in the same areas as D. russellii, but appears in lower quantities. Two main spawning periods a year, one in December-February and another one in June-September were found. Ageing was determined by counting daily growth rings in the otoliths. The parameters of von Bertalanffy's growth equation were L infinity=26 cm and K=0,6/year. Males and females seem to grow at the same...
Escala macroscópica de maturaçāo e ciclo sexual das espécies Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edward e Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius) - Cristo, M.; Mascarenhas, V.
The macroscopic scale used for determination of sexual maturity in shrimps was tested against objective parameters namely the gonad-somatic index and the size of oocytes. The two main species caught in Mozambique, Penaeus indicus and Metapenaeus monoceros, were the object of the work. In order to reduce the subjectivity in the macroscopic exam, a table with the colours representative of each stage is presented. Since this study was conducted over a period of 13 consecutive months and there were observations from previous years, the sexual cycle of the two species is also presented, as well as an estimate of the...
Biology, stock size and catch of small pelagic fish along the coast of Mozambique - Gislason, H.; Sousa, M.I.
A compilation of all the available information on the main small pelagic fish resources of Mozambican waters is presented. Resource data on distribution areas, reproduction, age, growth and stock size are described. Actual catch and catch per unit of effort of the commercially exploited stocks are also given. Results of the preliminary assessment of the stocks of scad and mackerel and the problems involving the assessment of Kelee shad stock at Maputo Bay are discussed.
The deep crab - Geryon quinquedens: first notes on its biology off Mozambique - de Paula e Silva, R.
The deep crab Geryon quinquedens was the objective of an exploratory fishing operation with long lines of baited traps along the slope of southern Mozambique and was caught between 250 and 850 m. Data were analysed from the start of the operation in May, 1979 until March, 1980. The availability of the resource is discussed on the basis of catch rates. Size composition of the catches shows the bigger size of the males and suggests a stratification of the resource by area. Females dominate in shallower waters whereas the interval at which the sex-ratio equals one is identified at 400-450...
Rotifera from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 2. Further studies on the Eurotatoria including new records - Chengalath, R.; Fernando, C.H.; Koste, W.
In the first paper of this series, Chengalath and Fernando (1973) dealt with the genus Lecane from Sri Lanka. In all, twenty five species were recorded, of which seventeen species were new records. Two new species were also described. On the present paper the authors deal with the rest of the Eurotatoria. Again they have found many new records. In all 79 species are described in the present paper of which 47 are new records. The present study is based on the examination of over 300 samples from 135 localities including large and small tanks, ponds of various sizes, rice...
Rotifera from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1. The genus Lecane with description of two new species - Chengalath, R.; Fernando, C.H.
The present study is based on collections made from a large number of lakes, ponds and paddy fields during the period 1968-1972. A large number of new records and some new species have been identified in this material. The largest number of species have been recorded in the genus Lecane i.e. Lecane (Lecane), Lecane (Hemimonostyla) and Lecane (Monostyla) and the present paper is restricted to this genus. In all 25 species including two new species are recorded and described.