OPEN ACCESS plSSN : 0374-8111 | elSSN : 2287-8815
OPEN ACCESS plSSN : 0374-8111elSSN : 2287-8815
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kfas, vol. 55, no. 5, pp.575-582, October, 2022

Maturity and Spawning of the Pointhead Flounder Cleisthenes pinetorum
in the West Sea of Korea

국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 자원환경과


    This study revealed the reproductive biology of pointhead flounder Cleisthenes pinetorum, in the middle of the West Sea of Korea. We collected samples using gill net and drag net fisheries in coastal waters from January to December 2019. Mmonthly gonodosomatic index and maturity stage results showed that the spawning period was October to December, and the females grew faster than the males. The fecundity ranged from 16,728 to 1,039,616 number of eggs, and the relationship between TL and fecundity (F) was 0.0000003TL4.7434 (R2=0.4898). The size-frequency distribution of eggs suggested that C. pinetorum spawm once during a spawning period. The length at 50% maturity for females was estimated to be 18.9 cm.

  • Keyword

    Pointhead flounder, Cleisthenes pinetorum, Maturity, Spawning, West Sea