Spatio-temporal variability in the distribution pattern of anglerfish species in the Mediterranean Sea

Type Article
Date 2019-12
Language English
Other localization http://scimar.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/6/IdArt/4558/
Author(s) Barcala Helena1, Bellido Jose Maria1, Bellodi Andrea2, Carbonara Pierluigi3, Carlucci Roberto4, Casciaro Loredane3, Esteban Antonio1, Jadaud Angelique5, Massaro Andrea6, Peristaki Panagiota7, 8, Melendez Maria Jose9, Perez Gil José Luis9, Salmeron Francisca9, Pennino Maria Grazia1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Murcia, Calle Varadero, 1, 30740 San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain
2 : Università degli studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell’Ambiente, Via T. Fiorelli 1, 09126 Cagliari, Italy
3 : COISPA Tecnologia e Ricerca, Stazione Sperimentale per lo Studio delle Risorse del Mare Via dei Trulli 18/20, 70126 Bari, Torre a Mare, Italy
4 : Department of Biology, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.
5 : IFREMER, Centre Halieutique Méditerranéen et Tropical, Laboratoire de Ressources Halieutiques, Bd Jean Monnet B.P. 171, 34203 Sète Cedex, France
6 : APLYSIA, Ricerche applicate all’ecologia e alla biologia marina, Via Menichetti 35, 57128 Livorno, Italy.
7 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources, P.O. Box 2214, 71003 Heraklion, Greece.
8 : Biology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
9 : Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain.
Source Scientia Marina (0214-8358) (Institut de Ciències del Mar de Barcelona, CSIC), 2019-12 , Vol. 83 , N. S1 , P. 129-139
DOI 10.3989/scimar.04966.11A
WOS© Times Cited 5
Keyword(s) Lophius budegassa, Lophius piscatorius, species distribution modelling, Mediterranean Sea
Abstract

The Mediterranean distributions of two species of anglerfish, the blackbellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) and the white anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius), were analysed from trawl survey data (MEDITS project – Spain, France, Italy and Greece) from 2006 to 2015 implementing a Delta model approach with residuals autocovariate boosted regression trees. Sea bottom temperature (SBT), sea bottom salinity (SBS), bathymetry, slope of the seabed and distance to the coast were considered possible predictors. The results show that the locations with a higher presence, abundance and biomass of L. budegassa are those with a depth range between 150 to 300 m, with an SBT range between 17.5 and 18.5°C, and SBS of 37-38 PSU. Similarly, L. piscatorius shows a higher probability of presence, abundance and biomass in location with a bathymetry range of 200-400 m, an SBT of 17.5°C to 18.5°C and an SBS of 36.5 to 37.5. Our results identify preference habitats for the anglerfishes in the Mediterranean Sea such as the Aegean Sea, the Gulf of Lions, south and southeast Spain and the northwestern Ionian Sea. In general terms, these findings enhance our understanding of the differences in the spatio-temporal distribution of these two species, providing useful information that can help their fisheries management and conservation.

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Barcala Helena, Bellido Jose Maria, Bellodi Andrea, Carbonara Pierluigi, Carlucci Roberto, Casciaro Loredane, Esteban Antonio, Jadaud Angelique, Massaro Andrea, Peristaki Panagiota, Melendez Maria Jose, Perez Gil José Luis, Salmeron Francisca, Pennino Maria Grazia (2019). Spatio-temporal variability in the distribution pattern of anglerfish species in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, 83(S1), 129-139. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04966.11A , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00590/70185/