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Research Publications in journals:
Microhabitat use by three endemic iberian cyprinids in Mediterranean rivers (Tagus river basin, Spain).
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Ecology
Information
Abstract
Microhabitat use by three endemic Iberian cyprinids, Barbus bocagei (Steindachner), Pseudochondrostoma polylepis (Steindachner), and Squalius pyrenaicus (Gu¿ nther) was studied in terms of depth, mean water column velocity, focal height, focal velocity, distance to shore and substrate. Data were obtained by snorkelling during spring and summer at nine sites of the Tagus River Basin, Spain. Habitat suitability criteria (HSC) were calculated, including fish position and focal velocity in the water column. Species comparison showed differences in depth and focal height (indicating a vertical segregation), and greater water velocities for Pseudochondrostoma. Size-class comparisons mainly showed differences in depth and focal height (correlated with fish size). The fish groups (3 species · 3 length classes) were assigned to microhabitat functional types. The results are essential for environmental flow assessments and allow 2- and 3-dimensional habitat simulations in Mediterranean rivers; they are also useful to define critical habitats for the conservation of native fish populations.
International
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JCR
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Title
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY
ISBN
0969-997X
Impact factor JCR
1,404
Impact info
Volume
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2008.00645.x
Journal number
16
From page
52
To page
60
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Francisco Martínez Capel (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego M Garcia de Jalon Lastra (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Forestal
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