Spotted turbot

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The most abundant species was spotted turbot accounting to 78.1% in abundance and 73.8% in biomass of the total catches, being present in more than 60% of the samples.
Spotted turbot was widely distributed throughout the three regions off the western coast of Baja California.
The depth distribution of spotted turbot had the highest abundances in the inner and middle stratum, with 904 ind [ha.sup.-1] and 1033 ind [ha.sup.-1], respectively, with the corresponding biomass values ranging between 62.3 and 31.2 kg [ha.sup.-1].
Species associated with Axis 1 were slender sole and dover sole, while spotted turbot is located on the right side.
The spotted turbot population of 1988 included juveniles and adults within a wide range of sizes between 55 mm to 270 mm SL (Fig.
The sex ratio of Pleuronectidae was close to 1:1, except for spotted turbot (1:1.4).
Significant differences between sexes were found for the slopes of the weight/length relationship in the cases of spotted turbot and hornyhead turbot.
Comparing the slopes for different years, only spotted turbot showed significant differences between 1988 and 1990.
(2002), recorded low abundance of spotted turbot in summer 2009 in Conception, California, between 72 and 90 m, and with bottom temperature about 7.2[degrees]C.
(1983) reported spotted turbot off Los Angeles, California, with abundances of 6 ind [trawl.sup.-1], that were mostly juveniles.
Kramer (1991) estimated abundances of 1.2 to 16.2 ind [ha.sup.-1] for spotted turbot, mainly in shallow waters (5 to 10 m) off San Diego, California, and with a size range between 75 and 237 mm SL.
The remaining two species (spotted turbot (Pleuronichthys ritteri) and California tonguefish (Symphurus atricauda)) mainly occupied the channels of the north bay.