Maturity studies for Merluccius merluccius
n = 121
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Sex of fish Country Locality
26.0 - 33.0 - female Adriatic Sea
20.0 - 28.0 - male Adriatic Sea
57.0 - 7.0 - female Atlantic
36.0 - 40.0 - female Italy Central Adriatique
40.0 - 5.0 - male Atlantic
26.0 - 27.0 - male Mediterranean
25.0 - 27.0 - male France Gulf of Lion
38.0 - 2.0 - 4.0 female Mediterranean
25.0 - 2.0 - 4.0 male Mediterranean
40.0 - 4.0 - unsexed Mediterranean Sea
20.0 - 25.0 2.0 - female not specified
19.0 - 3.0 - male not specified
23.0 - 33.0 - female Adriatic Sea
22.0 - 30.0 - male Adriatic Sea 1
26.0 - 33.0 - male Adriatic Sea 2
20.0 - 28.0 - male Adriatic Sea 3
21.5 - 28.0 - male Italy Strait of Sicily
23.0 - 33.0 - female Italy Adriatic
25.0 - 30.0 - female Italy Adriatic Sea
38.0 - 42.0 - female Morocco Atlantic coast
20.0 - 28.0 - male Italy Adriatic
25.0 - 30.0 - male Italy Adriatic Sea
38.0 - 42.0 - male Morocco Atlantic coast
23.5 - 42.5 - female Greece Porto Santo Stefano, Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (1992)
17.0 - 27.0 - male Greece Porto Santo Stefano, Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (1992)
35.7 - - female Morocco Mediterranean coast, 1993, June
28.9 - - male Morocco Mediterranean coast, 1993, June
50.0 - 3.0 - unsexed France Bay of Biscay
60.0 - 70.0 - female Ireland Galway Bay
55.0 - 59.0 - female Ireland South Ireland
27.0 - 50.0 - male Ireland Galway Bay
35.0 - 50.0 4.0 - 6.0 male France Golfe de Cascogne
20.0 - 24.0 - male Ireland South Ireland
54.0 - 57.0 - female Spain Bay of Biscay,1965;1966, April, May
60.0 - 69.0 - female UK NE Atlantic (Norway, UK, Ireland)
- - 3.80 unsexed Northern stock (IIIa, IV, VI, VII, VIIIa,b)
- 5.5 - unsexed Portugal ICES VIIIc and IXa
50.0 - 8.0 - unsexed Spain not stated
- 45.0 - unsexed Portugal Portuguese coast (38°00´- 39°31´)
50.0 - 65.0 6.0 - 8.0 female France Golfe de Cascogne
47.0 - 58.0 - female Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-82, Jan.-Dec.
36.5 - 39.5 - male Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-82, Jan.-Dec.
40.0 - 44.0 - male Spain Asturias
- - 3.09 unsexed Southern stock (VIIIc, IXa)
20.0 - - female Italy Strait of Sicily
20.0 - - male UK NE Atlantic (Norway, UK, Ireland)
21.5 TL 16.8 - 30.5 - male Tunisia Bou-Ismaïl Bay, 1987-88
21.7 TL - - male northern Tyrrhenian Sea/1992-1993
23.0 - - male Turkey Marmara Sea
24.0 - - unsexed Croatia Velebit Channel
24.3 - - male Spain Mediterranean coast
27.0 - - female Turkey Marmara Sea
27.0 - - male Italy North Tyrrhenian Sea
27.0 TL - - male Spain Balearic Islands
27.5 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1987, Feb.-Mar.
27.6 - - male Spain Majorca
28.0 - - male Tunisia Northern coast
28.4 - - male France Gulf of Lion (and Catalan Sea)
28.6 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1984, June
28.8 TL - - 3.00 male France Gulf of Lions
29.0 - - female Tunisia Northern coast
30.5 TL - - 2.86 female Algeria Tamenfoust-Chenoua
30.6 TL 21.0 - 35.5 - female Tunisia Bou-Ismaïl Bay, 1987-89
31.6 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1983, June
31.9 - - male Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-98, Dec.-July
32.0 - - male Spain Catalan Sea
32.0 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-83, April-March
32.0 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1985, Jan.-Jun.
32.2 - - female Spain Mediterranean coast
32.8 TL - - 2.50 male Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1996-97, Dec.-May
33.0 - - male Greece Euboikos Gulf
33.0 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1980; 1981, March-June
33.1 - - male Spain Grande Sole and Bay of Biscay, 1987-89, March, December
33.6 TL - - 4.12 unsexed Morocco Mediterranean coasts
35.1 TL 26.5 - - female Italy N. Tyrrhenian Sea
35.8 TL 31.0 - - female Spain Catalan Sea
35.9 TL - - female northern Tyrrhenian Sea/1992-1993
36.0 TL - - female Greece Ionian Sea, 1983-85
36.0 TL - - female Greece Pagasitikos Gulf, 1986-88
36.0 TL - - female Greece Patriakos Gulf, 1983-85
36.0 TL - - female Spain Balearic Islands
36.0 TL - - mixed ICES Div. 8.c and 9.a (southern stock), 1980-2015
36.3 - - female Spain Majorca
36.5 - - male Spain Bay of Biscay,1965;1966, April, May
36.5 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1982, Jan.-Jun.
37.0 - - female France Gulf of Lion (and Catalan Sea)
37.0 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1981, Jan.-Sep.
37.0 - - male Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1984, Jan.-Jun.
37.7 - - male Spain Bay of Biscay,1987-90
37.8 - - male Spain Bay of Biscay,1996-97
38.0 TL - - 3.50 female France Gulf of Lions
38.4 - - male Spain Grande Sole and Bay of Biscay, 1983-86
39.0 - - female Spain Catalan Sea
39.0 - - male Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-81, Jan.-Dec.
39.5 - - male Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980, Apr.-Dec.
40.0 TL - - male France Gulf of Biscay
40.9 - - female Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1984-93, Nov.-Apr.
42.0 - - female France Gulf of Lion
42.5 - - female Italy North Tyrrhenian Sea
43.0 TL - - female Greece Korinthiakos Gulf, 1983-85
43.0 - - female France Gulf of Lion
44.9 - - mixed Spain Grand Sole, 1994, Feb.-May
45.0 TL - - 4.40 female Spain North North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1996-97, Dec.-May Northwest Iberian waters, 1996-97
45.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1984, Jan.-Jun.
45.3 - - female Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-98, Dec.-July
47.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1982, Jan.-Jun.
47.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1985, Jan.-Jun.
48.8 - - female Spain Bay of Biscay,1996-97
49.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1980; 1981, March-June
49.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-83, April-March
49.5 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1981, Jan.-Sep.
50.4 - - female Spain Grande Sole and Bay of Biscay, 1983-86
50.5 - - female Spain Bay of Biscay,1987-90
54.0 - - female Spain Asturias
55.5 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1983, June
56.0 - - female Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980-81, Jan.-Dec.
57.0 TL - - female France Gulf of Biscay
57.7 - - unsexed Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1959, Apr.-Sep.
58.0 - - female Spain North and Northwest Iberian waters, 1980, Apr.-Dec.
58.0 - - female Spain Northwest Iberian waters, 1984, June
59.2 - - female Spain Grande Sole and Bay of Biscay, 1987-89, March, December
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