Gerreidae, feeding, behavior, sexual maturation, reproductive period, aquaculture

María Verónica Morales-Zárate, Alfredo Zayas-Álvarez, César A. Salinas-Zavala, Arminda Mejía-Rebollo


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue4-fulltext-8

In order to know and characterize the benthic marine community at Guerrero Negro Lagoon, Baja California Sur, Mexico, a monitoring during six months were conducted, sampling 10 stations every month from July to December of 2012. Collected samples were taken with 0,50 m2 quadrants by scuba between 5 and 12 m in depth during periods of syzygy tides. All information was analyzed by ecological indicators and multivariate statistical analyzes. Our results showed that marine benthic community is represented by 229 species corresponding to 11 phylum, highest species richness was represented by mollusks (95 species), and the most abundant was arthropods group (7543 individuals). Ecological indicators denoted similar patterns in the time domain except for July, with the lowest value for richness (S = 88) compared with


Morales-Zárate M, Zayas-Álvarez A, Salinas-Zavala C, Mejía-Rebollo A. Gerreidae, feeding, behavior, sexual maturation, reproductive period, aquaculture. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;44(4): 726-741. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol44-issue4-fulltext-8 [Accessed 4 Jun. 2020].
Morales-Zárate, M., Zayas-Álvarez, A., Salinas-Zavala, C., & Mejía-Rebollo, A. (2017). Gerreidae, feeding, behavior, sexual maturation, reproductive period, aquaculture. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 44(4), 726-741. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue4-fulltext-8