The gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus) is one of the species of most importance to fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in the coastal region of Tabasco. Annual reproductive cycle of gafftopsail catfish, Bagre marinus (Ariidae) in a tropical coastal environment in the Gulf of Mexico. Ciclo reproductivo anual del. Taxonomic Notes: Bagre marinus is a species complex that includes two species, Bagre marinus sensu strictu and Bagre bahiensis (Betancur and Marceniuk.

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A case of complete albinism in the marine cat fish Tachysurus dussumieri Cuvier and Valenciennes. Each male carries not more than 50 eggs in its mouth, usually averaging from 15 to 30 Ref.

FAO, Roma, Italy p. An albino armored catfish Schizolecis guntheri Siluriformes: Males keep up to 55 eggs in their mouths until they hatch. Gafftopsail Catfish Bagre marinus. Some fishermen use traps for catfish, which is regulated by some states.

Abstract The gafftopsail catfish Bagre marinus is one of the species of most importance to fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in the coastal region of Tabasco State, where it is captured abundantly almost all year round in shallow coastal zones. Randomized sampling of fishes was done.

Lateral view of the gafftopsail catfish, Bagre marinus.

Oceanography and Marine Biology Annual Review 18, Texas, Louisiana, and adjacent waters, pp. Albinism in Ictalurus punctatus. The ecology of fish communities in the Mississippi River deltaic plain.

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A case of albinism in Arius jella Day from India. Despite the aforementioned aspects high economical and ecological importancethere marinue neither ecological nor biological information about this species in the coastal zone of Tabasco State, the present study being the first scientific report to deal with the subject.


The location of spawning sites and the timing of reproduction in fishes is often population-specific and is thought jarinus be linked, through natural selection, to ecological conditions which favour early growth and survival Leggett A low variation in landing volume was observed for this species in Tabasco State throughout the ‘swith an average volume of tons. Unlike many other catfish, which are primarily bottom feeders, the marinhs catfish feeds throughout the water column. Thus, the albinism in B.

First record of an albino chimaeriform fishHydrolagus colliei.

Gafftopsail catfish

Analyzes of stomachs contents of individuals 97 females and 68 males for dry season, females and 38 males for rainy season and 83 females and 44 males for nortes season obtained from two commercial landings located in the Chiltepec municipality, Paraiso, Tabasco along one year May to April During December we collect only measures of fishes but not gonads and during August and April we did not collect samples of any type.

The total number of individuals sampled wasdivided in: The entire fish including the fins was dull whitish pink in color and devoid of any pigmentation Fig. It has long venomous spines which can cause painful wounds. The great abundance of these ariids in coastal marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico Sheridan et al.

Despite this decrease in fullness weight index, the number of stomachs with food were high. Home About Subscribe to feed. Fish community ecology in estuaries and coastal lagoons: The monthly average sea surface temperature along the fishing area was estimated from weekly sea surface temperature images based on OI.


An improved in situ and satellite SST analysis for climate. Few seasonal changes in diet of both sexes were observed, with a progressive increase of occurrence of fishes and diminution of stomatopods and penaeid shrimps.

Ariidae de la costa sur de la Isla Margarita, Venezuela. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Journal of Hydrometeorology 4, Spawning takes place in shallow coastal waters when temperature However the frequency distribution of oocyte diameter can be important in defining the spawning type of a given species Vazzoler These species were included in five groups: The commonest catch method employed to capture this species was the bottom long line set at depths of 10 to 40m.

Prentice Hall International, Inc. Monthly average precipitation of Grijalva-Usumacinta hydrological basin, which influences the hydrology and salinity of the fishing area, was estimated from monthly images Adler et al.

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Catfish trapping is also used to capture them, but is regulated in some states. Reproduction occurs in shallow coastal waters at high temperatures Proceedings of Linnaeus Society. The gafftopsail catfish has maxillary barbels and one pair of barbels on the chin.