Species Aggregation

Here are some profiles on the biology and fisheries of fish that aggregate to spawn. Click on the Species Accounts listed.

Also available below are articles about four species:

Milkfish (Chanos chanos) from the Philippines- an interesting but rather alarming account

Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus) spawning

Nassau Grouper: a Cautionary Tale of Discovery, Science and Management, probably the best known of all aggregating reef fish

Nassau Grouper Biological Report Hill, Ronald L., and Sadovy de Mitcheson, Yvonne. 2013. Nassau Grouper, Epinephelus striatus (Bloch 1792), Biological Report. Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office. June 12, 2013. 117 pp.

Troubled times for trysting trio: Three aggregating groupers in the live reef food-fish trade