Federico Márquez

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Increasing evidence from multiple animal systems suggests that genital evolution and diversification are driven by rapid and strong evolutionary forces. Particularly, the morphology of male genital structures is considered to be among the fastest evolving traits in animal groups with internal fertilization. In this study, we investigated patterns of male(More)
This is the first study performed to determine the health status of the razor clam, Ensis macha, including six different populations along Argentina Patagonian coast and one of Chile. The parasites and pathologies affecting E. macha were analyzed and their prevalence and mean intensity values were calculated. To establish which factors affect the presence(More)
Tourism has grown considerably in the last decades, promoting activities such as recreational SCUBA diving that may affect marine benthic communities. In Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina, sub-aquatic tourism areas (STA) receive about 7,000 divers per year. Diving is concentrated on a few small rocky reefs and 50% of the dives occur in summer. In this(More)
The different types of shell damage caused to the commercially valuable Tehuelche scallop (Aequipecten tehuelchus) by the polychaete Polydora rickettsi are described. X-rays, computerized tomography, shell sections, scanning electron microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), mineralogical analyses and geometric morphometrics were applied to that(More)
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