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Paper

Year:2021
Author(s):M. Planas, Corbeira. Piñeiro, C. Bouza, I. Casteón-Silvo, M. Vera, M. Regueira, V. Ochoa, I. Bárbara, J. Terrados, A. Chamorro, R. Barreiro, J. Hernández-Ucera, I. Alejo, I. Nombela, M.E. García, B.G. Pargo, V. Peña, P. Díaz-Tapia, J. Cremades, B. Morales-Nin
Title:A multidisciplinary approach to identify priority áreas for the monitoring of a vulnerable family of fishes in Spanish Marine National Parks
Journal:BMC ECOLOGY
ISSN:1472-6785
Volume:21
Pages:4
D.O.I.:10.1186/s12862-020-01743-z
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Abstract:Syngnathid fishes (Actinopterygii, Syngnathidae) are flagship species strongly associated with seaweed and seagrass habitats. Seahorses and pipefishes are highly vulnerable to anthropogenic and environmental disturbances, but most species are currently Data Deficient according to the IUCN (2019), requiring more biological and ecological research. This study provides the first insights into syngnathid populations in the two marine Spanish National Parks (PNIA—Atlantic- and PNAC—Mediterranean). Fishes were collected periodically, marked, morphologically identified, analysed for size, weight, sex and sexual maturity, and sampled for stable isotope and genetic identification. Due the scarcity of previous information, habitat characteristics were also assessed in PNIA.

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