Comb Grouper (Mycteroperca acutirostris) Information from Catches at Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alpina Begossi
Fisheries and Food Institute, Ecomar, Unisanta Rua Cesário Mota
08, CEP 11045-040, Santos SP, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 10, 2016; Accepted date: June 22, 2016; Published date: June 29, 2016
Citation: Andreoli TB, Ramires M, Clauzet M, Begossi A (2016) Comb Grouper (Mycteroperca acutirostris) Information from Catches at Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. J Marine Sci Res Dev 6:200. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000200
Copyright: © 2016 Andreoli TB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Reef fishes are of great importance for artisanal fisheries in the coast of Brazil. For example, snappers and groupers are very important targets of small-scale fisheries; among the groupers, two are of notable importance: the dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus) and the comb grouper (Mycteroperca acutirostris). The urgency of their management has been stressed in some studies. Compared to E. marginatus and to other groupers, there is a rather scarce literature and information on comb grouper. There is some information for M. bonaci. Comb grouper is an important target fish for artisanal fisheries in Brazil. Even though there are studies of comb groupers in Brazil, there is lack of information on the reproduction of comb groupers.