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Main Title Species profile of round scad Decapterus punctatus (Cuvier 1829) /
Author Naughton, Steven P.,
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Saloman, Carl H.
Vaught, Rosalie N.
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center, Panama City Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
OCLC Number 15523798
Subjects Carangidae--Atlantic Coast (U.S.) ; Carangidae--Mexico, Gulf of. ; Fishing--Mexico, Gulf of. ; Decapterus. ; Gulf of Mexico. ; United States--Atlantic Coast. ; Fishes--Mexico, Gulf of
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EKCM  SH11.A2S65 no.181 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/1992
Collation 39 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
"July 1986". Includes bibliographical references (pages 8-11).
Contents Notes
"Members of the genus Decapterus usually occur in schools and are distributed throughout the world in tropical and subtropical waters. Decapterus is found generally in inshore waters, although larvae and young may occur in oceanic waters (Berry 1968). Fishes of this genus are important both for human consumption and for bait. In the Philippines, the round scad (Decaplerus spp.) is the largest commercial fishery, reaching over 100,000 tons per year (Ronquillo 1970). The increasing demand for protein for humans has put additional pressure on fish species not formerly exploited to the fullest. This species profile will attempt to bring together information on aspects of Decapterus pmctatus so future management and research plans can be developed. Emphasis will be centered on the species in the Gulf of Mexico"--Introduction.