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Data set name

Structure, dynamics and ecology of littoral fish assemblages of the Azores (1986 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1986 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Islands of Faial and Pico (Azores)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish behaviour; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Includes studies on intertidal and subtidal tidal habitats, down to 30 metres, both sandy, rocky and transition.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
References

Nash, R. D. M ., Geffen, A. J., and Santos R. S. (1991) The wide-eyed, Bothus podas Delaroche, a singular flat fish in varied shallow-water habitats of the Azores. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research, 27 (3/4): 367-373., ; Martins, H. R., Santos, R. S., Hawkins, S. J., and Nash. R. D. M. (1992) Expedition Azores 1989. Ecology and taxonomy of the fauna and flora of the marine littoral. An introduction. Arquipelago. Life and Earth Sciences, 10: 39-44., ; Patzner, R. A. and Santos, R. S. (1992) Field observations on the association between the clingfish Diplecogaster bimaculata pectoralis Briggs, 1955 and different species of sea urchins at the Azores. Zeitschrift fur Fischkunde, 1 (2): 157-161., ; Patzner, R.A., and Santos, R.S. (1993) Ecology of rocky littoral fishes of the Azores. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb, 159: 423-427., ; Nash, R. D. M., Santos, R. S., and Hawkins, S.J. (1994) Diel fluctuations of a sandy beach fish assemblage at Porto Pim, Faial Island, Azores. Arquipélago, Life and Marine Sciences 12A: 75-86., ; Anon (1990) Peixes: Perfis. EXPEDICAO ACORES 89/ Relatorio Preliminar,, DOP/UA, Vol. II, 1990: 202-232.; Anon (1990) Fishes of the Azores: A Report of the Azorean Expedition 1989., EXPEDICAO ACORES 89/ Relatorio Preliminar, DOP/UA, Vol. I, 1990: 160-177.; Santos, R. S. (1992) Behavioral ecology; phenology and ethology of an intertidal blenny, Parablennius sanguinolentus parvicornis (Vatenciannes in Cuvier and Valanciennes, 1830) (Pisces. Blenniidae), from the Azores. Ph.D Thesis. Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Liverpool: x + 293pp (+ 19 plates, 4 appendices).,

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNot supplied (Director of the Department (DOP/UA))
Address

University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado
Horta

9901-862
Portugal

Telephone+351 92 22988/22944/23460/22945
Facsimile+351 292292659
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037012
Global identifier2294
Last revised2009-10-29