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Distribution of mackerel, Scomber japonicus eggs and larvae in the coast of Jeju island, Korea in spring

춘계 제주 주변해역 고등어, Scomber japonicus 난·자치어 분포현황

  • LEE, Seung-Jong (Jeju Fisheries Research Institute, National Institute of Fisheries Science) ;
  • KIM, Jong-Bin (East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, National Institute of Fisheries Science) ;
  • HAN, Song-Hun (Jeju Fisheries Research Institute, National Institute of Fisheries Science)
  • 이승종 (국립수산과학원 제주수산연구소) ;
  • 김종빈 (국립수산과학원 동해수산연구소) ;
  • 한송헌 (국립수산과학원 제주수산연구소)
  • Received : 2016.02.03
  • Accepted : 2016.05.13
  • Published : 2016.05.31

Abstract

The distribution of eggs and larvae of mackerel, Scomber japonicus was examined in the coast of Jeju island, Korea in spring from April to May in 2013 and May to June in 2014. In the monthly variations of mean abundances, as a whole, mackerel eggs were observed abundantly in April, 2013, and mackerel larvae were observed abundantly in June, 2014. Especially, high densities over $5,000ind./1,000m^3$ of mean eggs abundances were observed in the eastern part of Jeju Island where is water temperature was over $18^{\circ}C$. It can be inferred that these areas were major spawning grounds of mackerel around Jeju island, and that it may be caused by influences of the Tsushima warm current.

Keywords

Mackerel;Scomber japonicus;Egg;Jeju island;Spawning ground

Acknowledgement

Grant : 제주주변 연근해어업 및 환경생태 조사

Supported by : 국립수산과학원

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