INVESTIGADORES
BIANCALANA Florencia
artículos
Título:
Ichthyoplankton spatial pattern in the inner shelf off Bahý´a Blanca Estuary, SW
Autor/es:
HOFFMEYER, M. S.; MENÉNDEZ M. C.; BIANCALANA, F.; NIZOVOY, A. M.; TORRES, E. R
Revista:
ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE
Editorial:
Elsevier
Referencias:
Año: 2009 vol. 84 p. 383 - 383
ISSN:
0272-7714
Resumen:
This study focuses on the composition, abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in the inner shelf area off Bahi ´ a Blanca Estuary on the SW Atlantic Ocean during late spring. Eggs and larvae of Brevoortia aurea, Engraulis anchoita, Parona signata, Sciaenidae spp. – such as Cynoscion guatucupa and Micropogonias furnieri –, and Odontesthes argentinensis were found. Species richness was low probably as a result of season and shallow depths. Ichthyoplankton abundance reached values close to 10 000 per 10 m3 (eggs) and 4000 per 10 m 3 (larvae) and displayed a spatial distribution pattern with maximum abundance values restricted to a band parallel to the coast. Differences between egg and larval patterns, probably derived from a different displacement and hydrodynamic behavior, were observed. Egg and larvae distribution patterns were found related with spawning areas and to directly depend on salinity and mesozooplankton. The larvae distribution pattern, in particular, was found to inversely depend on particulate organic carbon. In addition, the geographic location of egg and larvae maxima strongly coincided with a saline front reported for this area in springtime, thus suggesting a direct relationship with it.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 3 (eggs) and 4000 per 10 m 3 (larvae) and displayed a spatial distribution pattern with maximum abundance values restricted to a band parallel to the coast. Differences between egg and larval patterns, probably derived from a different displacement and hydrodynamic behavior, were observed. Egg and larvae distribution patterns were found related with spawning areas and to directly depend on salinity and mesozooplankton. The larvae distribution pattern, in particular, was found to inversely depend on particulate organic carbon. In addition, the geographic location of egg and larvae maxima strongly coincided with a saline front reported for this area in springtime, thus suggesting a direct relationship with it.   2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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