Comunidades bentónico-demersales de fondos blandos circalitorales de la bahía de Málaga
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AuthorsMoya, Elena; Rueda, J.L. (José Luis); Marina-Ureña, P. (Pablo); Gallardo-Núñez, M. (Marina); Díaz, Alfonso; Urra, J. (Javier); García Raso, José Enrique; Bárcenas, Patricia; Fernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel); López-González, N. (Nieves); Serna-Quintero, J.M. (José Miguel); Giráldez, A. (Ana); García-Jiménez, M.T. (María Teresa); Baro, J. (Jorge)
Editor/sDíaz-del-Río-Español, V. (Víctor); Bárcenas, Patricia; Fernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel); López-González, N. (Nieves); Palomino, D. (Desirée); Rueda, J.L. (José Luis); Sánchez-Guillamón, O. (Olga); Vázquez, J.T. (Juan Tomás)
The Bay of Málaga is located in a biodiversity hotspot with high productivity that favors a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial species as well as fishing fleet types. Benthic and demersal fauna from circalittoral soft bottoms of this bay have been studied using a benthic dredge (8 sampling stations in December 2013) and an otter trawl (8 sampling stations on a seasonal basis). Sediment and water properties have also been studied in order to analyze their relationships with the benthic and demersal communities. A total of 287 spp. have been found, being molluscs and fishes the most diverse and abundant ones in the samples. A low number of species (44 spp.) were only collected with both sampling gears, indicating the importance on combining sampling methods in biodiversity studies. Benthic dredge samples displayed some differences in relation to depth and sediment types, whereas differences of otter trawl samples seemed to be more influenced by seasonal changes. SIMPER ...
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