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Fishes in MZNA-VERT: ecological assessment of the Aragon river in Sangüesa (Spain)

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Description

The Iberian fish fauna is affected by numerous human activities, and one of the most important is river pollution. Industry wastewater, such paper mills residues may affect the quality of rivers so the study of the fish populations is necessary to assess the possible ecologic impacts. This study analyses the fish populations of Aragon River in the city of Sangüesa (Navarra, Spain) to assess if its ecological quality is affected by its paper mill.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,450 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)
3450
MeasurementOrFacts 
3450

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

MZNA (2016): Fishes in MZNA-VERT: ecological assessment of the Aragon river in Sangüesa (Spain). v1. University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=mzna_ichty-mpps&v=1.0

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Navarra – Department of Environmental Biology. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9cb4fdf2-49b3-4564-a929-00d16a456b67.  University of Navarra – Department of Environmental Biology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.

Keywords

Observation; Occurrence; Occurrence; Freshwater fish; Aragon river; Sangüesa; anthropogenic impacts; pollution

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:

Metadata Provider
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
Universidad de Navarra
C/ Irunlarrea 1
31008 Pamplona
Navarra
ES
Author
Javier Oscoz Escudero
Researcher
University of Navarra
C/ Irunlarrea nº1
31008 Pamplona
Navarra
ES
Author
Ibon Tobes Sesma
PhD Student
University of Navarra
C/Irunlarrea nº1
31008 Pamplona
Navarra
ES
Author
Iván Vedia Jiménez
PhD Student
University of Navarra
C/Irunlarrea nº1
31008 Pamplona
Navarra
ES
Author
Antonio Vilches Morales
Researcher
University of Navarra
C/ Irunlarrea 1
31008 Pamplona
Navarra
ES

Geographic Coverage

All specimens were collected in the Aragon river, in the city of Sangüesa (North of Spain), tributary of the Ebro river

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.56, -1.29], North East [42.58, -1.27]

Taxonomic Coverage

In total 3450 specimens were collected and identified to the species level. Seven species were recorded. The 94% of the captures belong to five species of the family Cyprinidae (Alburnus alburnus, Gobio lozanoi, Luciobarbus graellsii, Parachondrostoma miegii and Phoxinus bigerri). The rest of the collected species belong to the families Nemacheilidae (Barbatula quignardi) and Salmonidae (Salmo trutta). One species, Alburnus alburnus, is an invasive species. Moreover, four of the captured species are endemic (Gobio lozanoi, Luciobarbus graellsii, Parachondrostoma miegii and Barbatula quignardi).

Species Alburnus alburnus (Bleak), Barbatula quignardi (Pyrenean stone loach), Gobio lozanoi (Pyrenean gudgeon), Luciobarbus graelsii (Ebro barbel), Parachondrostoma miegii (Ebro nase), Phoxinus bigerri (Pyrenean minnow), Salmo trutta (Brown trout)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2011-present

Project Data

This technical report analyses the ecological quality of the Aragón river in the city of Sangüesa to determine if the paper mill placed there affects the river. Physicochemical parametres of water, fish community conservation and macroinvertebrate biotic index are analysed. In the present dataset, ocurrence information of fish species is presented.

Title Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa
Funding “Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa" Campaigns of summer and autum of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Hired by ENSAYA Laboratorio de Ensayos Técnicos S.A.
Study Area Description The Aragon river is one of the main tributaries of the Ebro river (Spain). It has a longitude of 195 km and a basin area of 8524 km2. It is born in the Pyrenees, in the province of Huesca, where the climate is oceanic and beech is the dominant tree species, and flows to mediterranean areas with pyne and holm oak.
Design Description NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Rafael Miranda Ferreiro

Sampling Methods

The sampling was performed using a back-pack electrofishing unit Hans Grassl model IG200/2D. The period of time of the samplings was 30 min. The captured individuals were sedated with 2-phenoxyethanol, identified, counted and measured (total length in mm). Then, fishes were returned to the river. Species identification was performed by R. Miranda.

Study Extent The specimens are captured in four locations of the Aragon river near Sangüesa (Spain) from 2011 to 2014. There is one sample point upstream and three downstream of the paper mill. The samplings were performed twice a year, in summer and autumn.
Quality Control Species identification was performed by R. Miranda 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. 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. 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 Muestreos de peces del Aragón
Parent Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10169
Curatorial Units Count 3,450 +/- 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).
  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. Ariño A.H. (1991) Bibliography of Iberian Polychaetes: a data base. Ophelia, suppl. 5: 647-652.
  5. Miranda R.Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de verano y otoño de 2011. Contratado por ENSAYA Laboratorio de Ensayos Técnicos S.A. Octubre de 2011. Technical report.
  6. Miranda R. Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de otoño de 2012. Contratado por ENSAYA Laboratorio de Ensayos Técnicos S.A. Octubre de 2012. Technical report.
  7. Miranda R. Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de verano de 2013. Contratado por Laboratorio de Ensayos Navarra S.L. Agosto de 2013. Technical report.
  8. Miranda R. Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de otoño de 2013. Contratado por Laboratorio de Ensayos Navarra S.L. Octubre de 2013. Technical report.
  9. Miranda R. Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de verano de 2014. Contratado por Laboratorio de Ensayos Navarra S.L. Agosto de 2014. Technical report.
  10. Miranda R. Estudio de las poblaciones piscícolas y análisis de macroinvertebrados bentónicos del río Aragón en distintos puntos a su paso por el municipio de Sangüesa - Campaña de otoño de 2014. Contratado por Laboratorio de Ensayos Navarra S.L. Octubre de 2014. Technical report.

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 a project about the ecological quality of the Aragon river in Sangüesa, Navarra, Spain.
Maintenance Description This is an open dataset. The project is still active and new sampling campaigns are programmed. New versions of the dataset will be published when required.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/msoj1m
9cb4fdf2-49b3-4564-a929-00d16a456b67
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=mzna_ichty-mpps