Ovarian development and spawning of Serra Spanish mackerel in coastal waters of Northeastern Brazil.

Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia

PubMedID: 20379657

Chellappa S, Lima JT, Araújo A, Chellappa NT. Ovarian development and spawning of Serra Spanish mackerel in coastal waters of Northeastern Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2010;70(2):451-6.
The Serra Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus brasiliensis is an important fishery resource of the Atlantic Ocean and is a major component of artisanal fisheries in northern and northeastern Brazil. Ovarian development and spawning period of S. brasiliensis were investigated using both macroscopic and histological techniques. Mean monthly values of GSI and ovarian maturation indicate that the main spawning period occurs during the rainy season.