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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Southern and gulf flounders

FWS/OBS 82/10.92

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Abstract

Both the southern and gulf flounders (paralichthrS lethostigma, f. albi~utta) are important commercial and recreationa species. Catch statlstics for flounder do not differentiate between species; however, southern flounders are more common than gulf flounders except on the gulf coast of Florida (Topp and Hoff 1972). The commercial fishery consists of incidental catches by shrimp trawlers. A total of 853,162 kg (1,880,900 lb) of unclassified flounder worth $572,142 was caught from the Gulf of Mexico in 1976 (U.S. Dep. Commerce 1980). The sport fishery consists of both hook-and-line fishing and gigging.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Southern and gulf flounders
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.92
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 25 p.