Growth, feeding and distribution of the solenette Buglossidium luteum with particular reference to its habitat preference

Type Article
Date 2004-05
Language English
Author(s) Amara Rachid, Mahe K, Le Pape Olivier, Desroy N
Affiliation(s) Univ Littoral Cote Opale, UMR CNRS 8013, ELICO, F-62930 Wimereux, France.
IFREMER, Lab Ecol Halieut, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
Univ Lille 1, UMR CNRS 8013, ELICO, F-62930 Villeneuve Dascq, France.
Source Journal of Sea Research (1385-1101) (Elsevier), 2004-05 , Vol. 51 , N. 3-4 , P. 211-217
DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2003.08.002
WOS© Times Cited 18
Keyword(s) Solenette, Habitat suitability, Distribution, Feeding, Growth
Abstract Growth, condition, diet and spatial distribution of the solenette Buglossidium luteum (Risso, 1810) were investigated along the coasts of the French Atlantic, eastern English Channel and Southern Bight of the North Sea. Distribution and habitat preferences of solenette were analysed in relation to physical and biological features presumed to influence fish distribution. B. luteum was patchily distributed and concentrated in shallow muddy and muddy-sand bottoms moderately influenced by estuarine waters (euhaline waters). In the studied area, solenette seemed to find habitats suitable for growth. Food availability was not assumed to be a limiting factor for solenette distribution in contrast to abiotic factors such as salinity.
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