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    Dolphin

    Dolphin, and the smaller pompano dolphin, C. equiselis,are pelagic fishes found
    worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas (Palko et al. 1982). In the western Atlantic, the
    distributed within the 20 °C summer isotherms or from Cape Cod south to southern Brazil
    (Gibbs and Collette 1959). Oxenford and Hunte (1986) showed that differences in the seasonality
    of catch data, mean size landed, growth, and maturity supported their hypothesis that two stocks
    of dolphin occurred in the northwest Atlantic. Dolphin in the northern stock inhabit waters
    around the greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico during the winter. They move tow
    Florida, arriving there in May or June, then continue northward, arriving in North Carolina and
    Bermuda during the summer. During the fall, these dolphins move to Bermuda then southward,
    arriving back in the Lesser Antilles during winter. The stock structure of dolphin may be more
    complex than this if the observed seasonality of catches are actually due to a more generalized
    north-south movement or an onshore-offshore movement (Mahon and Mahon 1987) or if observed
    differences in life history traits simply reflect clinal variation.

    While most adult dolphin-like fishes caught in or adjacent to Florida waters are dolphin most small
    (less than 6 inches standard length) dolphin-like fishes in these waters are pompano dolphin (Gibbs
    and Collette 1959). This is in contrast to the larval assemblage in the northern
    Gulf of Mexico, where dolphin larvae are more abundant than pompano dolphin (Ditty et al.
    1994).
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