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Temporal and spatial variation in habitat characteristics of tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) off the east coast of Florida
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|Title:||Temporal and spatial variation in habitat characteristics of tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) off the east coast of Florida.||
Able, Kenneth W., creator
Grimes, Churchill B., creator
Jones, Robert S., creator
Twichell, David C., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Publisher:||Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami|
|Identifier:||3172857 (digitool), FADT3172857 (IID), fau:5693 (fedora)|
The depths at which we observed tilefish off Florida (150-290 m), based on submersible observations and sidescan sonar operations during 1983 and 1984, were similar to those recorded in 1975-1977 (137-266 m) before the inception of the directed fishery. Both are similar to the range observed in the Mid-Atlantic Bight although tilefish there can be found at shallower and slightly deeper depths (80-305 m). The largest burrows off Florida (J .5-m diameter) were smaller than those observed in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (up to 5 m). The behavior of tilefish around the burrow and the invertebrates and fishes co-inhabiting the burrows off Florida are nearly identical to those in the Mid-Atlantic Bight.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Able, K. W., Grimes, C. B., Jones, R. S., & Twichell, D. C. (1993). Temporal and spatial variation in habitat characteristics of tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) off the east coast of Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science, 53(3), 1013-1026.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #916.
Marine sediments --Florida
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|Restrictions on Access:||©1993 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami|