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The morphology of saccular otoliths as a tool to identify different mugilid species from the Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea

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The morphology of saccular otoliths as a tool to identify different mugilid species from the Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea

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dc.contributor.author Calico, R. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Benedito Durá, Vicent es_ES
dc.contributor.author Volpedo, A. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-13T09:36:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-13T09:36:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7714
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/46996
dc.description.abstract In the Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea there are 8 species of the Mugilidae family: Mugil cephalus, Liza aurata, Liza ramada, Oedalechilus labeo, Chelon labrosus, Liza saliens, Liza carinata and Liza haematocheila. The identification of mugilids is very important for local fisheries management and regulations, but it is difficult using gross morphological characters. This work aims to contribute to the identification of mullets present in the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea using saccular otolith features of each species. Specimens of C labrosus, L. aurata, L. ramada, L saliens and M. cephalus were obtained from Delta del Ebro (40 degrees 38'N-0 degrees 44'E) in artisanal catches. For L carinata and O. labeo photographs extracted from AFORO online database were used. L haematocheila was not studied for lack of otolith samples. A general pattern of the saccular otoliths for this family was identified: the shape of the otoliths are rectangular to oblong with irregular margins; they present a heterosulcoid, ostial sulcus acusticus, with an open funnel-like ostium to the anterior margin and a closed, tubular cauda, ending towards the posterior ventral corner, always larger than the ostium. In the present study, the mugilid species could be recognized using their saccular otolith morphology. Here we give the first key to identify Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean mullets. The distinctive features between the species were the position and centrality of the sulcus, the curvature of the cauda, the presence of areal depositions and plateaus, and the type of anterior and posterior regions. These features could be used not only to reinforce the identification keys through morphological and meristic characters of the species, but also to identify the species consumed by piscivores, being the otoliths the only identifiable remains of the individuals. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors are grateful to the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBACYT 20620110100007), Agencia Nacional de Promocion Cientifica y Tecnologica (ANPCyT) (PICT 2010-1372) and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas (CONICET PIP GI 11220120100479) for financial support. We are also grateful to the reviewers, especially to Carlos A. Assis, for their insight and their helpful and constructive comments for improving the manuscript. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Mugilidae es_ES
dc.subject Sagitta otolith es_ES
dc.subject Morphology es_ES
dc.subject Identification es_ES
dc.subject Northeastern Atlantic es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean Sea es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECOLOGIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.title The morphology of saccular otoliths as a tool to identify different mugilid species from the Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.05.013
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/CONICET//PIP 11220120100479/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ANPCyT//PICT-2010-1372/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/UBA//20620110100007/AR/INFLUENCIA DE LOS CAMBIOS AMBIENTALES SOBRE PESQUERÍAS CONTINENTALES Y MARINAS BONAERENSES: EFECTOS SOBRE AL COMPOSICIÓN QUIMICA DEL OTOLITO Y SU IMPORTANCIA COMO HERRAMIENTA PARA LA DETERMINACIÓN STOCKS PESQUEROS/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente - Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Calico, R.; Benedito Durá, V.; Volpedo, A. (2014). The morphology of saccular otoliths as a tool to identify different mugilid species from the Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 146:95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.05.013 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.05.013 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 95 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 101 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 146 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 267311
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, Argentina es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Universidad de Buenos Aires es_ES


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