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Re: gray triggerfish


Andrew Applegate <[log in to unmask]>


Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>


Tue, 30 Jul 1996 18:07:04 -0400





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     Anomalous numbers of gray triggerfish were observed during July and
August 1995 from Barnegat to Ocean City, NJ. External signs of breeding
were not reported, however. This species was rarely caught by recreational
anglers in southern NJ as far back as I can remember, the early 1960s. Last
years catches were truly anomalous as anglers commonly brought their
triggerfish catches home as a replacement for less abundant traditional species.
Andy Applegate
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>Throughout the summer, aggregations of Balistes capriscus can be
>observed to occur in Shinnecock Bay, Long Island, New York. I
>estimate some individuals to be about 30 cm in length.
>Will these strays from the south return to the south in the fall?
>The species has a very broad range and can be found (during the
>summer) farther north than Long Island. Where within that range can
>one find breeding populations? I assume this species does not breed
>in Long Island waters. Where is the closest breeding and resident
>population of Balistes capriscus?
Andrew Applegate
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