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Otolith atlas for the western Mediterranean, north and central eastern Atlantic
The sagittal otolith of 348 species, belonging to 99 families and 22 orders of marine Teleostean fishes from the north and central eastern Atlantic and western Mediterranean were described using morphological and morphometric characters, providing information that complements the characterization of some ichthyologic taxa. Expand
Shape indices to identify regional differences in otolith morphology of comber, Serranus cabrilla (L., 1758)
Sagittal otoliths from the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions of Serranus cabrilla L. were compared using shape indices and the G-test was the criterion more useful to identify the otolith origin in the discriminant analysis. Expand
Comparative morphology of the sagittal otolith in Serranus spp.
Variations in the morphology of saccular otoliths (sagittae) among three sympatric species of the genus Serranus from the Canary Islands were investigated and S. scriba was distinct in having a rostrum which had a slight turning at the tip and a more funnel-like ostium. Expand
Biology ofPlesionika narval(Crustacea, Decapoda, Pandalidae) Around the Canary Islands (Eastern Central Atlantic)
The study of the sex ratio by depth and the seasonal migrations, as well as the sex differences in growth, confirm that this species conforms to the reproductive pattern of tropical pandalids, in which dioecy occurs. Expand
Life history of plesionika edwardsi (crustacea, decapoda, Pandalidae) around the Canary Islands, Eastern central Atlantic
The life history of Plesionika edwardsi around the Canary Islands in the Eastern Central Atlantic was investigated, based on a total of 11 434 shrimps; the species displays the typical reproductive pattern of tropical pandalids and is dioecious. Expand
Comparative morphology of the sagittal otolith in three species of south Caspian gobies.
The overall analyses show the relevance of applying otolith shape for interspecific distinction of the three species of Caspian gobies. Expand
Biological parameters of the bathyal fish black scabbardfish (Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839) off the Canary Islands, Central-east Atlantic
Biological aspects of the black scabbardfish suggest that this species has a generalist life-history strategy, and the gonadosomatic index values clearly allow the differentiation of the individuals in resting or in spent (II and V) stages from individuals in ripe or in ripe and running stages. Expand
External morphology explains the success of biological invasions.
Using fish invasions of the Mediterranean, it is shown that the abundance of non-indigenous fishes correlates with the location and relative size of occupied morphological space within the receiving pool of species. Expand
Zooplankton and Micronekton Active Flux Across the Tropical and Subtropical Atlantic Ocean
Quantification of the actual amount of carbon export to the mesopelagic layer by both zooplankton and micronekton is at present a gap in the knowledge of the biological pump. These organisms performExpand
Spawning season, maturity sizes, and fecundity in blacktail comber (Serranus atricauda) (Serranidae) from the eastern-central Atlantic
Blacktail comber is a com-mercially important species in the Canary Islands fisheries and spawning season occurred throughout the year, peaking between March and July, and fecundity ranged from 0.91 to 15.5 mil-lion oocytes per spawning event, and an average of 5.8 days. Expand