Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

COEXISTENCE OF THE TWO SPECIES OF AUXIS (PISCES) IN THE SANTA MARTA REGION, COLOMBIA

Arturo Acero P., Andrea Polanco F., Jaime Garzón Ferreira

Abstract


The marine environment of the Santa Marta region (Colombian Caribbean) is unique in many ways. The coexistence there of both species of Auxis is herewith reported and discussed. Auxis thazard, the frigate tuna or frigate mackerel, has been reported several times from Santa Marta; however, the occurrence of A. rochei, the bullet tuna or bullet mackerel, is reported for the first time. Some inter and intraspecific differences are discussed; fishery aspects are commented as well.

Keywords


Frigate tuna; Frigate mackerel; Bullet tuna; Bullet mackerel; Colombian Caribbean

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2006.35.0.219

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