Ichthyofauna associated to El Conchalito mangrove swamp, Ensenada de La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Adrián Felipe González-Acosta, Gustavo De La Cruz-Agüero, José De La Cruz-Agüero, Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos

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A check list of fish collected from June 1996 to May 1998 at El Conchalito mangrove swamp, Bahia de La Paz, Mexico is reported. The list includes one class, 11 orders, 22 families, 39 genera and 55 fish species. The most diverse families in number of species are Haemulidae (11 species), Gerreidae (7) and Gobiidae (5); while eleven of them had only one species. Twenty-five (45%) economically important species inhabits the mangrove swamp at early life stages, whereas they are target species as adults in offshore fisheries at Bahia de La Paz. Another 18 species are mentioned as potentially important for fisheries. New distributional records of five species for Bahia de La Paz: Centropomus armatus, Epinephelus niphobles, Haemulopsis nitidus, Myrichthys tigrinus, and Pomadasys bayanus are established. The importance of this mangrove swamp as a critical nursery and recruitment ground for fish fauna in adjacent aquatic ecosystems is discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages107
JournalOceanides
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Ichthyofauna associated to El Conchalito mangrove swamp, Ensenada de La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. / González-Acosta, Adrián Felipe; De La Cruz-Agüero, Gustavo; De La Cruz-Agüero, José; Ruiz-Campos, Gorgonio.

In: Oceanides, 01.12.1999, p. 121-131.

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