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On the occurrence of Penaeus pulchricaudatus (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) in the Canary Islands, its southernmost limit in the eastern Atlantic

On the occurrence of Penaeus pulchricaudatus (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) in the Canary Islands, its southernmost limit in the eastern Atlantic152 DownloadsHere we report the first occurrence of P. pulchricaudatus for the Canary Islands, based on an individual recently caught by the second author off the island of Gran Canaria. The studied specimen was accidentally discovered, […]

Northernmost record of Aristeus varidens (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Aristeidae), with remarks on the fishery of penaeoids in the Canary Islands

Northernmost record of Aristeus varidens (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Aristeidae), with remarks on the fishery of penaeoids in the Canary Islands200 DownloadsHere we report the first occurrence of the striped red shrimp, Aristeus varidens Holthuis, 1952 (Aristeidae) for the Canary Islands, based on two large adults recently caught off the island of Tenerife. The biogeographic composition of […]

Risk assessment and study of trace/heavy metals in three species of fish of commercial interest on the island of El Hierro (Canary Islands, eastern-central Atlantic)

Risk assessment and study of trace/heavy metals in three species of fish of commercial interest on the island of El Hierro (Canary Islands, eastern-central Atlantic)155 DownloadsThe levels of toxic heavy metals (Al, Cd, Pb), macroelements (Ca, K, Mg, Na) and microelements and trace elements (B, Ba, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Sr, […]

Lista, etimología y nombres comunes de los crustáceos decápodos de Canarias. Parte 3. Cigalas (Astacidea, Polychelida), duendes (Axiidea, Gebiidea), langostas (Achelata) y ermitaños (Anomura)

Lista, etimología y nombres comunes de los crustáceos decápodos de Canarias. Parte 3. Cigalas (Astacidea, Polychelida), duendes (Axiidea, Gebiidea), langostas (Achelata) y ermitaños (Anomura)327 DownloadsSe aporta una lista sistemática de 82 especies de decápodos Pleocyemata (camarones carideos y cangrejos braquiuros excluidos): cigalas (1 0), duendes (3), langostas (7) y ermitaños y afines (60) del Archipiélago […]

Length–weight relationships of five selected demersal fishes from the Cabo Verde Islands (eastern-central Atlantic)

Length–weight relationships of five selected demersal fishes from the Cabo Verde Islands (eastern-central Atlantic)134 DownloadsThe length–weight relationships (LWR) were estimated for five selected demersal marine fishes from the relatively undisturbed shelves and slopes of the Cabo Verde Islands. Most of them were of ecological and/or commercial interest. Occasional sampling was carried out during different fisheries […]

Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach

Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach194 DownloadsThe Azores, Madeira, Selvagens, Canary Islands and Cabo Verde are commonly united under the term “Macaronesia”. This study investigates the coherency and validity of Macaronesia as a biogeographic unit using six marine groups with very different dispersal abilities: coastal fishes, echinoderms, gastropod molluscs, brachyuran […]

Lista, etimología y nombres comunes de los crustáceos decápodos de Canarias. Parte 2. Gambas (Dendrobranchiata), camarones espinosos (Stenopodidea) y camarones (Caridea)

Lista, etimología y nombres comunes de los crustáceos decápodos de Canarias. Parte 2. Gambas (Dendrobranchiata), camarones espinosos (Stenopodidea) y camarones (Caridea)186 DownloadsSe aporta una lista sistemá­tica de las 161 especies de gambas (50), camarones espinosos (2) y camarones (109) del Archipiélago Canario. Por pri­mera vez, se recopilan su etimología y sus nombres comunes en español […]

On the presence of the deep-water rose shrimp Parapenaeus longirostris (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) off the Canary Islands

On the presence of the deep-water rose shrimp Parapenaeus longirostris (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) off the Canary Islands132 DownloadsHere we report on the first record of one new benthic shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846), on the basis of the collection of adults off the Canary Islands, that confirms previous evidence from larval stages in the plankton. […]

Caudal region regeneration in a natural population of the morid fish Physiculus cyanostrophus in the tropical eastern Atlantic ocean

Caudal region regeneration in a natural population of the morid fish Physiculus cyanostrophus in the tropical eastern Atlantic ocean124 DownloadsThe present study describes a remarkable caudal regeneration capacity of Physiculus cyanostrophus, a benthopelagic fish from the twilight zone. This trait reveals the ability of this particular morid to survive attacks that would be lethal in […]

Artisanal fisheries in the Canary Islands (Eastern-Central Atlantic): Description, analysis of their economic contribution, current threats, and strategic actions for sustainable development

Artisanal fisheries in the Canary Islands (Eastern-Central Atlantic): Description, analysis of their economic contribution, current threats, and strategic actions for sustainable development203 DownloadsFishing is a primary activity of great importance in the Canaries and has traditionally played an important role in reducing poverty, in job creation, strengthening food security and sovereignty, and increasing the value […]