Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 43(1): 51-55, doi: 10.3750/AIP2013.43.1.07
Rapid reproductive analysis and length–weight relation of blacktail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Lutjanidae), from a remote village in Papua New Guinea
expand article infoK. Longenecker, R. Langston, H. Bolick, U. Kondio
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We present a length–weight relation and use rapid, low-cost histological methods to describe the reproductive biology of the blacktail snapper, Lutjanus fulvus (Forster, 1801), based on 124 specimens collected from a remote area in Papua New Guinea [W = 0.0134(FL)3.100].  We estimate male L50 at 13.5 cm FL and female L50 at 18.8 cm FL.  Sex ratio is not significantly different from 1 : 1.   The species is a gonochore.  Mature females from 17.8 to 21.7 mm FL produce a mean 35 305 ± 29 141 eggs per spawning event.
blacktail snapper, Lutjanidae, reproduction, histology, Morobe Province