Fish Distribution in Fauna Data in Lagoon oFish Distribution in Fauna Data in Lagoon of Aveiro (North Portugal): a Comparative Analysis between 1758 and the Present—An Interdisciplinary Case Study
1. Open University of Portugal & Cepese - Centre of Research of Population, Economy and Society, Oporto, Portugal
2. Cepese - Centre of Research of Population, Economy and Society, Oporto, Portugal
3. Open University of Portugal & CFE - Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
4. CIMA- Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Oporto, Portugal
International Journal of Marine Science, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 28 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0028
Received: 16 Apr., 2013 Accepted: 17 May, 2013 Published: 02 Jun., 2013
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Bastos et al., 2013, Fish Distribution in Fauna Data in Lagoon of Aveiro (North Portugal): a Comparative Analysis between 1758 and the Present — An Interdisciplinary Case Study, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.3, No.28 219-224 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0028)
The present study aims to identify fish species mentioned in the Parish Descriptions of 1758 to the lagoon of Aveiro, comparing them with those existing at present. By crossing and interpretation of the resulting data of these two analyses (1758 and timeliness), we can identify which species that remain and those who no longer have individuals in the habitats listed in historical source. Explanatory hypotheses are presented to the absence or presence of fish species. Special attention is also being paid to anadromous and catadromous fish which are extremely vulnerable to anthropic impacts meantime introduced in lagoon and river ecosystems.
Portugal; Aveiro's Lagoon; Historical data; Ichthyofauna; Anthropic impacts
International Journal of Marine Science
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