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Ten-thousand years of fishing; the evidence for alternate stable states in nearshore ecosystems as the result of overexploitation of the California sheephead (Semiscossyphus pulcher) by prehistoric fishermen on San Clemente Island, California.
Instead, we used estimates from California sheephead for as many parameters as possible (mortality, growth, fecundity, size at maturity, and sex change) and when necessary from a closely related species (fertilization rate).
Of those, only two can be shallow nearshore rockfish, three cabezon at least 15 inches long, two kelp or rock greenlings at least 12 inches, two lingcod at least 24 inches, five sculpin at least 10 inches and five sheephead at least 12 inches.
Red sea urchins appear to attain a partial refuge in size at about 90 mm from spiny lobsters and sheephead, their major predators in southern California (Tegner and Levin, 1983).
We used previous research on California sheephead (Labridae, Semicossyphus pulcher), a commercially important sex-changing fish, to provide evolutionarily and ecologically reasonable parameters for the model.
Sheephead are an epibenthic species that generally utilize sand-rock reef habitats for foraging while taking shelter and reproducing in and over rocky reefs habitat (Topping et al.
For example, over-harvesting of large red urchins, sheephead and lobster at the Channel Islands removed predators of purple urchins.
3:00-3:20 BREAK 82 F 3:20 THE RELATIVE EFFECTS OF BIOGEOGRAPHY AND SIZE-SELECTIVE FISHING PRESSURE ON THE POPULATION STRUCTURE AND SEX-CHANGE DYNAMICS OF THE CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD, SEMICOSSYPHUS PULCHER.
The plan establishes guidelines for managing 19 species of nearshore fish, including varieties of rockfish, cabezon, greenling and sheephead.
However, the adult densities of two important fishery species, California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher; 7.
23 F 4:20 INDICATORS OF GONAD STATE IN CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD (SEMICOSSYPHUS PULCHER).