Scientia Marina, Vol 83, No S1 (2019)

Spatial and temporal patterns in the Mediterranean populations of Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Aristeidae) based on the MEDITS surveys


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.05012.04A

Beatriz Guijarro
Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centre Oceanogràfic de les Balears, Spain
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2083-4681

Isabella Bitetto
COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8497-1642

Gianfranco D’Onghia
Department of Biology, University of Bari, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0952-9472

Maria Cristina Follesa
Department of Life and Environmental Science - University of Cagliari, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8320-9974

Kostas Kapiris
Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Leoforos Vouliagmenis, Greece
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6603-2572

Alessandro Mannini
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), ISPRA, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5910-3413

Olivera Marković
Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9228-1748

Reno Micallef
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Malta
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1921-508X

Sergio Ragonese
Institute for the study of the Marine Living Resources and Bio-Technologies (IRBIM), National Research Council (CNR) of Mazara del Vallo, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4051-1131

Kostas Skarvelis
Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0008-0816

Angelo Cau
Department of Life and Environmental Science - University of Cagliari, Italy
orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6897-2127

Abstract


The aristeids Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus are two species of great economic importance in the Mediterranean Sea, where they are exploited almost exclusively by bottom trawlers. We analysed their geographical and inter-annual patterns using data collected, following a standardized protocol, during the MEDITS international experimental bottom trawl surveys. The data used consisted of standardized abundance and biomass indices, size structure and individual biological information collected in the northern Mediterranean for more than two decades. Several univariate and multivariate methodologies were used to analyse the data. The current study confirms previous findings, such as the longitudinal gradient in the relative presence of the aristeids, but also offers additional information for a better understanding of the intrinsic variability of the data over the years and between areas. Moreover, geographical variability in the somatic condition index is discussed, taking into account the role of environmental conditions and fishing pressure. The large geographical variability found for both species in this regional approach reflects the importance of additional studies at a small-scale geographical level. Such studies could be particularly important for managing and ensuring the stability of these species, for which large regional approaches may be inadequate.

Keywords


Aristaeomorpha foliacea; Aristeus antennatus; geographical patterns; trawl surveys; abundance; length structure; condition factor; Mediterranean Sea

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