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dc.contributor.authorReglero, P. (Patricia) es_ES
dc.contributor.authorCiannelli, L. (Lorenzo)es_ES
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez-Berastegui, D. (Diego) es_ES
dc.contributor.authorBalbín, R. (Rosa) es_ES
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Jurado, J.L. (José Luis) es_ES
dc.contributor.authorAlemany, F. (Francisco) es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T10:27:39Z
dc.date.available2014-11-21T10:27:39Z
dc.date.issued2012es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/8350
dc.description.abstractThe spawning habitats of many large marine pelagic predators are poorly known. This lack of knowledge hampers conservation efforts that are aimed at identifying critical habitats for the spawning of these species. We hypothesized that phylogenetically related species show different adaptations and respond differently to environmental and geographical cues for when and where to spawn. We tested this hypothesis on a 5 yr data set (2001 to 2005) from the Balearic Islands region (Mediterranean Sea), targeting the early larval stage of 3 abundant species of tuna: bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus, a large migratory oceanic species; albacore T. alalunga, a smaller species; and bullet tuna Auxis rochei, often found closer to coastal areas. The spatial distribution of spawning locations at the regional scale differed for the 3 tuna species. Bluefin tuna relied heavily on environmental signals, and therefore their spawning habitats can vary depending on the environment. In contrast, the spawning habitat of albacore and bullet tuna was driven mostly by geography and was less variable over contrasting environmental conditions. These regional adaptations for spawning habitats among the 3 tuna species may play a critical role in offspring survival and species interactions, and should be taken into account when establishing conservation practicesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Españaes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/es_ES
dc.subjectSpawning strategyen_EN
dc.subjectSpawning habitaten_EN
dc.subjectRegional scaleen_EN
dc.subjectSpatial distributionen_EN
dc.subjectLarge predatorsen_EN
dc.subjectMigratory strategryen_EN
dc.subjectMediterraneanen_EN
dc.subjectTunaen_EN
dc.titleGeographically and environmentally driven spawning distributions of tuna species in the western Mediterranean Seaes_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMarine Ecology-Progress Series, 463. 2012: 273-284es_ES
dc.description.versionPublicadoes_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Baleareses_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact2es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps09800
dc.coverage.spatialStudyMediterranean Sea en_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyWestern Mediterranean Sea en_US


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