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Reproduction growth and other aspects of the biology of the gold spot herring herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus clupeidae a recent introduction to hawaii usa/



Reproduction growth and other aspects of the biology of the gold spot herring herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus clupeidae a recent introduction to hawaii usa/



Fishery Bulletin (Washington D C) 81(3): 587-598



The gold spot herring, H. quadrimaculatus, was introduced to Hawaii by unknown means probably in the early 1970s and apparently spread and increased in abundance very rapidly. On the island of Oahu, it has been regularly present in inshore areas since 1976 and has been most abundant during late spring to early fall. Among adult fishes sampled, females slightly outnumbered males in seine collections by day in shallow water, but males predominated in nighttime collections from deeper water. Both sexes began to mature at 75-80 mm SL [standard length] and females carried distinct size groups of nearly mature ova by 90 mm SL. Gonad to somatic weight ratios from both sexes indicated a spring-to-fall spawning season with a midsummer peak. Batch fecundity of females was 1100-6300. There was no direct evidence of multiple spawning, but secondary size groups of small ova were observed in some females which also carried a distinct batch of larger ova. Holding experiments showed that juveniles deposit daily growth increments on sagittae. Age estimates from increment counts of fish 17-121 mm long indicated that herring metamorphose at about 1 mo., mature at 5-6 mo. and probably live no more than 1 yr. The reproductive life span of females appears long enough to ripen more than 1 batch of ova.

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