Title Review on the life history of conger fishes in the Atlantic Ocean
Authers Satoshi KATAYAMA,and Hiroaki KUROGI
Keywords Conger species,migration process,spawning ground,leptocephalus
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No.24, 15-21, 2008
Abstract
To integrate our knowledge on fisheries biology of conger fishes inhabiting around the Japanese Archipelago,life histories of European conger,Conger conger and American conger,C. oceanicus in the Atlantic Ocean were reviewed. Age and growth,distributions of male and female, and occurrence pattern of leptocephalus larvae in coastal area were similar to those of Japanese white-spotted conger,C . myriaster . Spawning ground of C. oceanicus has been determined in the Sargasso Sea,whereas that of C. conger has still not revealed as same as C. myriaster . Migration processes of leptocephali into coastal area utilizing the western boundary current,Gulf Stream or Kuroshio,were common among these fishes. In order to reveal recruitment mechanisms of conger fishes,importance of oceanographic approach was confirmed through this review.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull24/katayama.pdf