Pierre Valade

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Eel populations from the small rivers on the Island of Reunion (French Overseas Department in the Indian Ocean) were investigated with respect to the occurrence and abundance of helminths during the autumn of 2005. The native species Anguilla marmorata (n = 80), Anguilla bicolor (n = 23), and Anguilla mossambica (n = 15) were studied. Six species of(More)
In the marine environment, differential gene exchange between partially reproductively isolated taxa can result in introgression that extends over long distances due to high larval dispersal potential. However, the degree to which this process contributes to interlocus variance of genetic differentiation within introgressed populations remains unclear.(More)
After oceanic migration, post-larvae of the amphidromous Sicyopterus lagocephalus recruit to rivers in Reunion Island. As they enter the river mouth, post-larvae undergo many morphological, physiological and behavioural changes. These drastic changes, which allow them to change feeding regime and to colonise the juvenile and adult freshwater habitat, are(More)
Freshwater populations of the Indo-pacific region are characterized by a large proportion of amphidromous species. In this paper, we analyse habitat selection by two amphidromous sympatric Gobiidae: Sicyopterus lagocephalus and Cotylopus acutipinnis in Reunion Island. A sampling method using Point Abundance Sampling (PAS) was conducted in 12 rivers. We used(More)
Anguillid eels were sampled from permanent rivers in the Réunion and Mauritius islands, western Indian Ocean, with a standardized electrofishing method. A. marmorata was very dominant, corresponding to 91.7 and 90.7% of all the eels collected in Réunion and Mauritius, respectively. Three other species (A. mossambica, A. bicolor bicolor and A. nebulosa(More)
In the Indo-Pacific region, rivers are inhabited by amphidromous gobies. They are often subjected to a heavy fishing pressure, highlighting the urgent need to acquire knowledge on their biology for management purposes. This study investigated the reproductive strategy of Sicyopterus lagocephalus, a widespread amphidromous goby, in two rivers of La Réunion(More)
Invasion mechanisms of Anguillid eels in tropical freshwater systems have seldom been described but are supposed to be similar to those of temperate eels. We used electrofishing and continuous trapping to define recruitment dynamics in spatial and temporal organization of marbled eels, Anguilla marmorata, in the Mat River, Réunion Island, Indian Ocean.(More)
The spawning area location and the larval migration characteristics of Anguilla mossambica were studied through the examination of early life-history traits (ELHT) inferred from otolith microstructural analyses of 122 glass A. mossambica collected along the eastern coast of Madagascar, in the south-western Indian Ocean. Backcalculated hatching dates of(More)