dentatus), weakfish (Cynoscion regalis
), blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus), pink shrimp (F duorarum), and white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus).
Otolithus regalis = Cynoscion regalis
(Bloch & Schneider): Weakfish; p.
Variations in growth rate were reported among populations of the weakfish (Cynoscion regalis
) in the Middle Atlantic Bight and were attributed to varying allocations of energy to somatic growth in relation to environmental and migratory requirements and the availability of food items in each habitat (Shephard and Grimes 1983).
A comparison of a validated otolith method to age weakfish, Cynoscion regalis
, with the traditional scale method.
The presence of these species on reef structures is thought to attract larger pelagic predatory species, such as striped bass Morone saxatilis, bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix, weakfish Cynoscion regalis
, southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma, sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus, and spotted seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus.
of Linton, 1905 from Anguilla rostrata, Cynoscion regalis
, Hemitripterus americanus, Merluccinus bilinearis, Menidia notata, Menticirrhus saxatilis, Opsanus tau, Paralichthys dentatus, Merlinus carolinus, Sphyraena borealis and Synodus foetens; T.
In order to ascertain if these patterns may be influenced by food availability, an analysis of the stomach fullness and prey item composition and abundance of three dominant sciaenid species (Bairdiella chrysoura, Cynoscion regalis
, Micropogonias undulatus, total stomachs n = 312) was conducted along eight locations across a sand ridge.
heteroclitus 33 0.8-90.6 Largemouth bass (1) Micropterus salmoides 100 2.5-100.0 Weakfish (2) Cynoscion regalis
50 1.3-98.7 Spot (27) Leiostomus xanthurus 7 0.9-24.3 White perch (87) Morone americana 20 11.8-29.4 Table 2.
We have recently shown that we can do so with a natural, wild population of weakfish (Cynoscion regalis
A detailed examination of abundant species revealed that bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli), weakfish (Cynoscion regalis
), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), and blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) occurred in higher densities in the shore zone at night than during the day.
rostrata (Tesch, 1977), are all capable of feeding efficiently in darkness, while the ability of weakfish, Cynoscion regalis
(Grecay and Targett, 1996), perch Perca fluviatilis (Diehl, 1988), and lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus (James and Heck, 1994) are all compromised in low-light conditions.
Abstract--The hypothesis that striped bass (Morone saxatilis), bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), weakfish (Cynoscion regalis
), and species of forage fish would be associated closely with a salinity transition front was tested through sampling and tagging efforts.