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Spawning of Thunnus obesus
Main Ref: Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Data Ref.: Stequert, B. and F. Marsac, 1989
Country: Australia
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Locality: Northwestern Coral Sea
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Comments: Bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna aggregate and spawn over periods of the full moon during the summer months (Ref. 6390). Aggregations are associated with frontal regions where sea surface temperatures are 25-26°C (Ref. 168, 30314).
Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.05.99
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