Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Fecundity of the Northern Puffer, Sphoeroides maculatus, from Chesapeake Bay

John V. Merriner and Joanne L. Laroche
Chesapeake Science
Vol. 18, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 81-83
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1350368
Page Count: 3
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Fecundity of the Northern Puffer, Sphoeroides maculatus, from Chesapeake Bay
Preview not available

Abstract

Fecundity data for 24 northern puffer from the lower Chesapeake Bay indicate production of up to 0.5 million eggs by 300 mm TL fish. The left ovary averaged 1.6X larger than the right. Despite the physical difference in ovary size, eggs from Gilson's solution treated ovaries were of equivalent size in both left and right ovaries. Fecundity versus total body length and body weight are presented.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
81
    81
  • Thumbnail: Page 
82
    82
  • Thumbnail: Page 
83
    83