By Takashi Kitagawa, Shingo Kimura
This e-book specializes in most modern details at the biology and ecology of the 3 bluefin tuna species: the Pacific (Thunnus orientalis), Atlantic (T. thynnus), and southern bluefin tuna (T. maccoyii). within the publication, the phylogeny and easy ecological details comparable to youth heritage, age and progress, and nutrients conduct are lined. info on the topic of migratory ecology, and critical organic points equivalent to metabolism and energetics, swimming functionality, education, visible body structure, and reproductive body structure also are incorporated.
Furthermore, new learn insights approximately several types of mathematical versions for bluefin tuna ecology are brought. the entire chapters are contributed by means of lively scientists engaged in bluefin tuna examine. The reason of this ebook is to give a contribution to a greater figuring out of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna, and inspire undergraduate and graduate scholars who learn this ebook to turn into bluefin tuna scientists who can give a contribution to additional realizing of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna.
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Tsuji, Y. Nishikawa, S. Uyeyanagi and K. Uchikawa. 2003. Genetic and morphological identification of larval and small juvenile tunas (Pisces: Scombridae) caught by a mid-water trawl in the western Pacific. Bull. Fish. Res. Agency 8: 1–14. Clemmesen, C. 1987. Laboratory studies on RNA/DNA ratios on starved and fed herring (Clupea harengus) and turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) larvae. J. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer. 43: 122–128. 44 Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna Clemmesen, C. 1996. Importance and limits of RNA/DNA ratios as a measure of nutritional condition in fish larvae.
Since recapture rates are generally high for juveniles and decrease for older age classes due to mortality and/or tag-shedding, etc. (Hampton 1997), it is often difficult to estimate growth rate for the full life span of long-lived species such as bluefin tunas from tagreturn data. Growth estimates can also be influenced by trauma and/or injury during tag-attachment. Tag-recapture experiments have also been used to validate otolith increment deposition rates in bluefin tunas (Foreman 1996; Clear et al.
Shiozawa, A. Hagiwara and S. Masuma. 2010. Onset and development of cannibalistic and schooling behavior in the early life stages of Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. Aquaculture 301: 16–21. Sakakura, Y. and K. Tsukamoto. 1999. Ontogeny of aggressive behavior in schools of yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata. Environ. Biol. Fish 56: 231–242. Satoh, K. 2006. Growth, distribution and advection transport of tuna larva in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 72: 939–940 (in Japanese).
Biology and ecology of bluefin tuna by Takashi Kitagawa, Shingo Kimura