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Data set name

Biology and behavioural ecology of littoral fish species of the Azores (1984 - 2009)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1984 to 2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coasts of the Azores islands

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 behaviour; Habitat characterisation

Instruments

Underwater cameras; pelagic trawl nets; cameras; observers

Description 
Summary

Study of seasonal, sexual and ontogenetic variations on energy allocation on organs and tissues. Reproductive strategies, and individual differences, behavioural effort, ethogram, homing and orientation, mobility and the use of space. Studies mostly concentrate on blennies, gobies, clingfish and wrasses.

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

Patzner, R.A., and Santos, R.S. (1993) Ecology of rocky littoral fishes of the Azores. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb, 159: 423-427., ; 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)., ; Anon (1983) Contribuicao para o estudo do comportamento de Coryphoblennius galerita (L.) (Pisces: Blenniidae)., Memorias do Museu do Mar - Serie Zoologica, 2 (24): 1-166.; Anon (1985) Estrutura e funcao dos territorios em machos parentais de Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas (Pisces: Blenniidae)., Memorias do Museu do Mar - Serie Zoologica, 3 (29) 1985: 1-46.; Santos, R. S. (1985) Parentais e satelites: tacticas alternativas de acasalamento nos machos de Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas (Pisces: Blenniidae). Arquipelago - Série Ciências da Natureza, VI (1985): 119-146., ; Santos, R. S. (1985) Capacidade de retorno a area vital, padrao de dispersae e organizacao social em Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas (Pisces: Blenniidae) durante a epoca de reproducao. Arquipelago - Série Ciências da Natureza, VI (1985): 147-172., ; Santos, R. S. (1986) Capacidade do retorno a area vital, padrao de dispersae e organizacao social em Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas (Pisces: Blenniidae) durante a epoca da reporucao. Analise Psicologia, V (1): 121-131., ; Almada, V., Garcia, G., and Santos R. S. (1987) Padrões de actividade e estrutura dos territórios em machos parentais de Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier) (Pisces: Blenniidae), da costa portuguesa., Análise Psicológica, 6 (1): 261-268.; Santos, R. S. (1987) Aspectos da ecologia e compartamento da fauna litoral dos Acores. 1. Observacoes sobre o comportamento territorial e parental de Parablennius ruber (Valenciennes) (Pisces: Blenniidae), com uma pequena nota sobre os embrioes. Acoreana, 6 (4): 295-317., ; Santos, R.S. and Almada, V. (1988) Intraspecific variations in reproductive tactics in males of the rocky intertidal fish Blennius sanguinolentus in Azores. Em: Guido Chellazzi and Marco Vanninni (Eds.): Behavioral Adaptation to Intertidal Life. Plenum Press (New York): 421-447., ; Santos, R. S. (1989) Observações sobre os intervalos de desenvolvimento de Parablennius sanguinolentus (Pallas) (Pisces: Blenniidae) dos Açores: Períodos embrionário, larvar e juvenil. Arquivos do Museu Bocage, Nova Série, 1 (19): 293-310., ; Santos, R.S., Almada, V., and Santos, A.J.F. (1989) Field experiments and observations on homing and territoriality in intertidal blennies. Pp.623-633 In: Blanchard, Robert J., Paul F. Brain, D. Caroline Blanchard and Stefano Parmigiani (Eds). Ethoexperimental Approaches to the Study of Behaviour. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht., ; Santos, R. S. (1989) Observações sobre os intervalos de desenvolvimento de Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas (Pisces: Blenniidae). Arquivos do Museu Bocage, Nova Série, vol I (19) 1989: 293-310., ; Santos, R. S., and Vicente, L. A. (1989) Sobre a questão das estratégias alternativas em biologia. Análise Psicológica, 7 (1/2/3): 63-70., ; Patzner, R. A. and Santos, R. S. (1990) Biologie der Fleckengrundel Pomatochistus pictus im Atlantik. Datz, 43 (11): 672-674., ; Nash, R. D. M.., Geffen, A. J., and Santos, R. S. (1991) The wyde-flounder, 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., ; Santos, R. S. (1995) Allopaternal care in the redlip blenny. Journal of Fish Biology 47 (2): 350 – 353., ; Santos, R.S., and Barreiros, J.P. (1993) The ethogram of Parablennius sanguinolentus parvicornis (Pisces: Blenniidae) of the Azores. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 11A: 73-90, ; Anon (1988) Taxonomic status and ecology of the giant race of Lipophrys pholis (L.) (Pisces: Blenniidae) Azores., Programme and Abstracts of the Sixth Congress of European Ichthyologists: 180.

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+351 292 200 411
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037013
Global identifier2295
Last revised2015-09-03