Comparative studies of coastal pelagic fish reproductive habitats: The anchovy (engraulis anchoita) of the southwestern atlantic

Andrew Bakun, Richard H. Parrish

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Abstract

Engraulis anchoita spawns successfully within three different configurations of environmental processes affecting transport, water column stability, and trophic enrichment: 1) Incorporating a coastal indentation downstream from a coastal upwelling center, is very similar to the most common configuration characterizing spawning grounds of eastern ocean anchovy populations. 2) Featuring interleaving water masses and upwelling at the continental shelf break, exhibits similarities to the reproductive habitat of the South African anchovy. 3) Involving tidal mixing fronts, has been previously noted primarily in connection with herring of higher-latitude, shallow shelf-sea systems. Similar fish populations in different regions must solve similar basic environmental problems. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-361
Number of pages19
JournalICES Journal of Marine Science
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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