Fishes in MZNA-VERT: freshwater communities in the Larraun river (Spain). PhD project, Javier Oscoz & Master project, A. Cos.

Latest version published by University of Navarra – Department of Environmental Biology on Nov 30, 2018 University of Navarra – Department of Environmental Biology

Rivers suffer from a wide range of human impacts that need to be studied (Oscoz, 2003). The ecologic quality of the Larraun river was analysed between 1996 and 1998 to assess the impact caused by the building of a new road and industrial activities: water quality, habitat, macroinvertebrates and fish community. The river presented organic pollution near towns and high nitrite levels. Data about fish biometry, age and feeding are given in the study. Some years later, the river was sampled to analyse the evolution of the fish populations after the building of the road.

Data Records

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  • Occurrence (core)
    13912
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    13912

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MZNA (2016): Fishes in MZNA-VERT: Freshwater communities in the Larraun river (Spain). PhD project, Javier Oscoz & Master project, A. Cos.. v1.2. University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=ichty-tprl&v=1.2

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Keywords

Occurrence; Fish population; Larraun river; ecological quality; human impacts

Contacts

Who created the resource:

MZNA Museum of Zoology
Institution
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES 34 948 425 600
http://www.unav.es/unzyec/mzna/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rafael Miranda Ferreiro
Professor
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES

Who filled in the metadata:

Amaia A. Rodeles
PhD Student
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
David Galicia
Professor
University of Navarra Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES +34948425600

Who else was associated with the resource:

Originator
Amaia A. Rodeles
PhD Student
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Principal Investigator
Rafael Miranda Ferreiro
Lecturer
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Custodian Steward
Arturo Ariño Plana
Head of the Museum
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Curator
Ángel Chaves Illana
Technician
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Curator
Ana Amézcua Martínez
Technician
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Curator
María Imas Lecumberri
Technician
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Principal Investigator
Javier Oscoz Escudero
Researcher
University of Navarra C/ Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Principal Investigator
María del Carmen Escala Urdapilleta
Researcher
University of Navarra C/Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Principal Investigator
Francisco Campos Sánchez-Bordona
Researcher
University of Navarra C/Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES

Geographic Coverage

The Larraun river is a 19 km long tributary of the Arakil river (Ebro basin, north of Spain).

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.86, -2.19], North East [43.16, -1.74]

Taxonomic Coverage

In total, 14237 individuals, belonging to eight species, were collected. The most abundant family was Cyprinidae (69%). The other two were Salmonidae (28%) and Nemacheilidae (3.1%). One of the species registered was invasive (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and five were endemic (Barbus haasi, Gobio lozanoi, Luciobarbus graellsii, Parachondrostoma miegii and Barbatula quignardi).

Species  Barbus haasi (Iberian redfin barbel),  Gobio lozanoi (Pyrenean gudgeon),  Luciobarbus graellsii (Ebro barbel),  Parachondrostoma miegii (Ebro nase),  Phoxinus bigerri (Pyrenean minnow),  Barbatula quignardi (Pyrenean stone loach),  Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout),  Salmo trutta (Brown trout)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1996-1998, 2001, 2005, 2010

Project Data

The project assessed the quality of the Larraun river using different measurements: water quality, fish community and macroinvertebrate community to determine the impacts of the building of a road and other human activities near it. Years after the building of the road, various localities were sampled to assess the the health of the fish populations and the effect of the restoration measures applied.

Title Estudio del río Larraun (Navarra): Calidad de sus aguas y análisis de la comunidad piscícola
Funding The collection of this data has been supported with these two projects: - Estudio del río Larraun: informe Ecológico-Ambiental. Hired by Servicio de Caminos of Gobierno de Navarra and the Science and Technology Institute of Navarra (project ZYE-PROY 034, 1996). . - Estudio del río Larraun: informe Ecológico-Ambiental II. Hired by Servicio de Caminos of Gobierno de Navarra and the Science and Technology Institute of Navarra (project ZYE-PROY 035, 1997).
Study Area Description The Larraun River (Ebro basin) is born in Aralar, in the north of Spain and drains a basin of 221 km2 until its end in the Arakil river. The clime is humid and temperate, without dry seasons. The main plant species are oak, beech, ash, alder, elm, birch and poplar. The flow of this river is 244 hm3 per year and varies seasonaly. The sampling points were located in eigh towns: Aitzarreta, Urritza, Iribas, Irurzun, La Ferreria, Latasa, Lecumberri and Muguiro.
Design Description NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
María del Carmen Escala Urdapilleta
Principal Investigator
Francisco Campos Sánchez-Bordona
Author
Javier Oscoz Escudero

Sampling Methods

The main sampling method was electric fishing. The method used was three-run depletion between two stop-nets. The captured individuals were sedated with 2-phenoxyethanol, identified, counted and measured (total length in mm). Then, fishes were returned to the river. Some specimens were euthanized, studied in the laboratory and deposited on the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra (MZNA, Pamplona, Spain). Species identification was performed by J. Oscoz and R. Miranda.

Study Extent The specimens were captured in eleven sampling points of eight towns (Aitzarreta, Urritza, Iribas, Irurzun, La Ferreria, Latasa, Lecumberri and Muguiro) of the Larraun River in the years 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2010.
Quality Control Species identification was performed by R. Miranda and J. Oscoz using suitable literature (Maitland & Linsell 1977) and scientific names were validated using the W. N. Eschmeyer’s Catalog of Fishes (Eschmeyer 2014). Specimens were returned to the river or deposited in the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra. Each specimen was labelled with a unique collection number. Darwin test software (v3.3 Ortega-Maqueda and Pando 2008) was used to check out possible mistakes in the coordinates, characters and the format of dates.

Method step description:

  1. Specimens were sampled following the procedure described in the Sampling description section. The individuales were identified, measured and released in the majority of cases. Some specimens were euthanized and deposited on the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra in labelled jars first with formalin and, more recently, with 70% ethyl alcohol. Field data was revised, digitalised and incorporated to the MZNA database (Zootron v4.5, Ariño 1991). The dataset was exported to DarwinCore v1.4 format and revised to correct errors to adequate it to DarwinCore standars. Metadata information was added and the Darwin Core Archive was incorporated to the Spanish GBIF IPT.

Collection Data

Collection Name Tesis doctoral de Javier Oscoz
Parent Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10169
Curatorial Units Count 13,912 +/- 1 Observation

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Maitland P. S. & Linsell K. (1977). Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe. Philips, Seattle.
  2. Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds). CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Acessed 22/02/2015.
  3. Ortega-Maqueda, I. & Pando, F. (2008). DARWIN_TEST (V3.3): Una aplicación para la validación y el chequeo de los datos en formato Darwin Core 1.2 or Darwin Core 1.4, http://www.gbif.es/Darwin_test/Darwin_test.php (08/11/2014). Unidad de Coordinación de GBIF.ES, CSIC. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, España
  4. Oscoz, J. (2003). Estudio del río Larraun (Navarra): calidad de sus aguas y análisis de la comunidad piscícola. Departamento de Zoología y Ecología, Universidad de Navarra. PhD thesis.
  5. Ariño A.H. (1991) Bibliography of Iberian Polychaetes: a data base. Ophelia, suppl. 5: 647-652.

Additional Metadata

The Museum of Zoology (MZNA) was founded in 1980 as a repository of zoological materials originating from research and instructional activities of the department of Environmental Biology (proviously known as the department of Zoology and Ecology) of the University of Navarra. Nowadays MZNA store more than two millions specimens in its climate-controlled facilities. The Museum is a Data Provider for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and is an Affiliate to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). The Museum is also in charge of the curation and management of the Natural History Collections of the School of Science of the University of Navarra (Spain). MZNA attends to reserchers around the world, make loans and accepts deposits.

Purpose The aim of the present data set is to provide all information of the records of freshwater fishes gathered in the research project carried by Dr. Oscoz about the biology and ecology of several species of freshwater fishes in the Larraun river, Navarra, Spain.
Maintenance Description Dataset is closed. The regular maintenance of the preserved material could imply modification of some metadata related with curatorial units. New versions of the dataset will be published when required.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/0qsajx
09547bfa-4e56-4041-83e6-0c0fecd78abb
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=ichty-tprl