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De Sylva, Donald P.

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Works: 47 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 650 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Donald P De Sylva
Systematics and life history of the great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum) by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum), family Sphyraenidae, is found in all tropical seas, with the exception of the eastern Pacific. The following nominal species are considered as synonyms of barracuda Walbaum, 1972: picuda Bloch and Schneider, 1801; becuna Lacèpéde, 1801; barracuda Shaw, 1804; barracuda Cuvier, 1829; commersoni Cuvier, 1829; dussumieri Cuvier, 1829; agam Rüppell, 1835; affinis Rüppell, 1835; nuageuse Liénard, 1843; picuda Poey, 1866; snodgrassi Jenkins, 1901; and akerstromi Whitley, 1947. S. kadenar Montrouzier, 1857, and microps Marshall, 1953, are probably synonyms. Barracuda were collected off Miami, Florida, from Bimini, Bahamas, and specimens from the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions in the western Atlantic were used. Ontogenetic variation in proportional measurements was determined for 171 specimens from 5.5 to 1111 mm standard length. Keys for identification are presented for barracuda, gauchancho, picudilla, borealis, and sphyraena. Most males mature at two years and all mature by three years. Some females mature at three years, and all mature at four. The spawning season is from April until October off southern Florida. Spawning was not observed but probably occurs in the open ocean. The eggs were not identified from plankton tows. Postlarvae were taken far from shore and near the surface, over depths of 200 to 5200 meters. Age analyses were based upon the scale readings of 555 barracuda, back-calculated lengths from scale measurements, and upon modes in the length-frequency distributions of 2707 specimens from southern Florida. It attains 10 to 12 inches at the end of the first winter, and 18 to 22 inches at the end of its second. It reaches an age of at least 14 years. Maximum length is about 6 feet and a weight of more than 100 pounds. The young barracuda drifts inshore in spring, spends its first summer in shallow nursery areas, and moves offshore to somewhat deeper water in late fall. During the second summer it enters the mangrove habitat or the deeper weed beds. In its third year it enters the coral-reef habitat. The barracuda migrates seasonally along both coasts of Florida. Some individuals may drift out to sea. Young sometimes occur in loose aggregations, but the adults are solitary. Peck order was observed among individuals from 12 to 16 inches long which were confined in a tank. Young feed upon atherinids, gobiids, and clupeids. Tetraodontiform fishes, hemiramphids, and carangids were most commonly taken by the adults. A change from a shallow-water habitat to that of a reef existence is accompanied by a change in food habits. A summary of the 29 attacks reputedly made by barracuda on humans is presented and analyzed. Underwater experiences with barracuda are discussed in relation to factors which are favorable to an attack. Poisoning in humans who have eaten fresh barracuda is due to a toxin in the flesh and not from bacterial poisoning. In the western Atlantic, poisonings have occurred throughout the year. There seems to be no relation between the attainment of maturity or the spawning cycle and the poisonous nature of barracuda flesh. Some 58 per cent of the stomacs of adult barracuda contained fishes which are reputedly toxic, of which 20 per cent were tetraodontiform fishes. Evidence is presented for a food-chain origin of the toxin, and mechanisms are discussed for the transmission of the toxin from planktonic and benthic algae to barracuda by way of intermediate organisms. Variations in hydrographic and meteorological features are believed to results in distinct temporal and spatial variation in the toxicity of barracuda as well as other fishes"--Page 1-2
The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.--University of Miami Argosy Expedition to Ecuador( Book )

in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fishes and ecological conditions in the shore zone of the Delaware River estuary : with notes on other species collected in deeper water by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial guide to fish larvae of Delaware Bay : with information and bibliographies useful for the study of fish larvae( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematics and biology of the deep-sea fish family Gibberichthyidae, a senior synonym of the family Kasidoroidae by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The live bait shrimp fishery of the northeast coast of Florida by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fisheries development for underutilized Atlantic tunas : Blackfin and little tunny by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A search of over 600 source documents, each of which dealt with some aspects of the biology or fisheries or for identifying blackfin tuna, Thunnus atlanticus, and little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, was conducted through the computerized search-systems available through the library of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. Additional material was extracted fr~m the sources available to the collaborating authors, as well as from some additional data from the research documents of the Southeast Fisheries Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service. As a result of this analysis, separate species .. profiles were developed for each of these tuna species. In addition, commercial fisheries activities which include the target species were reviewed for the following areas: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, Venezuela, Brazil, West Africa, and the United States. Recreational fisheries in the U.S. and adjacent areas were also reviewed"--Executive summary, paragraphs 1-2
Report on pollution and fish mortality in Bayou Chico, Pensacola, Florida by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populations of the black mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) in Florida by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drift currents in the red tide area of the easternmost region of the Gulf of Mexico by Ilmo Hela( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poisoning by barracuda and other fishes by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical considerations of the effects of heated effluents on marine fishes by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red tide by Robert M Ingle( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the role of freshwater in estuarine ecosystems by Samuel C Snedaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draft materials toward a bibliography for fisheries and the aquatic sciences in Southeast Asia : with special reference to the Lower Mekong Basin by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial status of juvenile striped bass in the Delaware River estuary by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argosy expedition to Ecuador by Donald P De Sylva( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alfred C. Cassell, Jr. - University of Miami Argosy expedition to Ecuador( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alfred C. Cassell, Jr. - University of Miami Argosy expedition to Ecuador( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
De Sylva, Donald P.

De Sylva, Donald Perrin

DeSylva, Donald P.

Sylva, Donald P. de

Sylva, Donald P. de, 1929-2004

Sylva, Donald Perrin de

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English (42)

German (1)