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Data set name

Study of benthic shrimps in the Azores (1988-91)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1988 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Around the coasts of the (Azores) islands of Faial, Pico, S. Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira and S. Miguel

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish non taxonomy-related morphology; Fish behaviour; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

A trial fishery with benthic traps was carried out by the Directorate of Fisheries of the Regional Government of the Azores. Sub-samples were obtained by DOP for closer examination. The traps were set from 18 to 864 m. Four species of pandalid shrimps were caught of which three had not been previously recorded from the Azores. Also two species of hippolytids were captured, one of them was new to science.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
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 identifier15037015
Global identifier2297
Last revised2009-10-29