Age, growth, sex-ratio, spawning season and food of golden banded goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis Bleeker (1855) from the Mediterranean and south Aegean Sea coasts of Turkey

Kaya M. , BENLI H., KATAGAN T., Ozaydin O.

FISHERIES RESEARCH, vol.41, no.3, pp.317-328, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0165-7836(99)00027-2
  • Title of Journal : FISHERIES RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-328


The length, growth, age composition, spawning season, sex ratio, and food of golden banded goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis) were studied on the basis of 711 specimens from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Females made up 75.25% and males 24.75% of the species, The fork length of females ranged from 8.6 to 17.8 cm, and of males, from 8.5 to 16.1 cm.