Fishes in MZNA-VERT: ecological assessment of the Guadalope river in Aliaga (Spain)

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

Pollution is one of the main threats of rivers. This study was performed to assess the impact of a power plant in the fish community of the Guadalope river, Teruel (Spain).The dataset contains records of fish populations of the Guadalope river in the town of Aliaga.

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 432 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)
    432
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    432

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

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

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 07a5000b-6dde-49c3-9c05-881b855244c6.  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

Occurrence; Aliaga; Guadalope River; power plant; fish population; human impact; Observation

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:

Content 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 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Author
Ibon Tobes Sesma
PhD Student
University of Navarra C/Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES
Author
Iván Vedia Jiménez
PhD Student
University of Navarra C/Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES

Geographic Coverage

All specimens were collected in the Guadalope river, upstream and downstream of the power plant of Aliaga (Spain). This river is tributary of the Ebro river and its basin belongs to the Mediterranean region.

Bounding Coordinates South West [40.63, -0.74], North East [40.7, -0.66]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens were identified to the species level using the Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe (Maitland P. S. & Linsell K., 1977). Three species (the endemic Barbus haasi and Parachondrostoma miegii and the native Salmo trutta) were recorded. In number of individuals, the most abundant family was Cyprinidae with the 87% of the captures.

Species  Barbus haasi (Iberian redfin barbel),  Parachondrostoma miegii (Ebro nase),  Salmo trutta (Brown trout)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2010-2012, 2014

Project Data

Freshwater organisms are affected by the pollution caused by human activities. This project aims to assess the impact of a power plant on fish populations and determine the ecological status of the Guadalope river in Aliaga.

Title Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel)
Funding Hired by GARONA Estudios Territoriales SC.
Study Area Description The Guadalope river is a mediterranean, 160 km long, tributary of the Ebro river born in Teruel (northeastern Spain). It drains an area of approximately 3890 km2. The river flow is regulated by six large dams.
Design Description NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Rafael Miranda Ferreiro

Sampling Methods

The main sampling method was electric fishing, using a back-pack electrofishing unit. The captured individuals were sedated with 2-phenoxyethanol, identified, counted and measured (total length in mm). Then, fish were returned to the river. Species identification was performed by R. Miranda.

Study Extent The specimens were captured in 2 localities of the Guadalope river (one upstream and another downstream of the power plant of the town of Aliaga) in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Quality Control Species identification was performed by R. Miranda 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 individuals 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 Guadalope en Aliaga
Parent Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10169
Curatorial Units Count 432 +/- 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). Accessed 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. Ariño A.H. (1991) Bibliography of Iberian Polychaetes: a data base. Ophelia, suppl. 5: 647-652.
  5. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Invierno de 2010. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Enero de 2010. Technical report.
  6. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Primavera de 2010. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Marzo de 2010. Technical report.
  7. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Verano de 2010. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Agosto de 2010. Technical report.
  8. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Octubre de 2011. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Octubre de 2011. Technical report.
  9. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Agosto de 2012. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Agosto de 2012. Technical report.
  10. Miranda R. Análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, muestras de macroinvertebrados y cálculo de índices bióticos para determinar el Estado Ecológico del río Guadalope antes y después de la planta de cogeneración eléctrica de Aliaga (Teruel) – Marzo de 2014. Contratado por GARONA Estudios Territoriales S.Cv. Mayo 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). The 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 Guadalope river in Aliaga locality, Teruel (Spain).
Maintenance Description Dataset is closed.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/sa3a33
07a5000b-6dde-49c3-9c05-881b855244c6
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=mzna_ichty-mprg