Fishes in MZNA-VERT: distribution of freshwater blenny in the Segre and Susia rivers (Spain)

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

The river blenny (Salaria fluviatilis) is catalogued as endangered in Spain so the monitoring of the distribution and health of its populations is a good tool for its conservation. This dataset contains records of Salaria fluviatilis and other fish species captured in the Segre and Susia rivers (north of Spain) during two monitoring programs.

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 3,018 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)
    3018
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    3156

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MZNA (2016): Fishes in MZNA-VERT: distribution of freshwater blenny in the Segre and Susia rivers (Spain). v1. University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=mzna_ichty-mprs&v=1.0

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6baf52f1-f65e-463d-9538-1610febdc06f.  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; Salaria fluviatilis; Segre river; fish populations; fish monitoring; 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
Lecturer
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
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
Author
Pedro M. Leunda Urretabizkaia
Researcher
Gestión Ambiental de Navarra S.A. Calle Padre Adoáin, 219 31015 Pamplona Navarra ES
Author
Javier Oscoz Escudero
Researcher
University of Navarra C/Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra ES

Geographic Coverage

All specimens were collected in the Segre river in Ponts and downstream of the Rialb dam (Gualter, Spain) and the Susia river upstream the El Grado dam. Both rivers, Segre and Susia, are tributaries of the Ebro river and finally flow into the Mediterranean sea.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.96, -0.45], North East [42.43, 1.22]

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). Sixteen species were recorded, nine of the Cyprinidae family. The rest of the collected species belong to the families Salmonidae, Nemacheilidae, Cobitidae, Percidae, Centrarchidae, Bleniidae and Anguillidae. The 59% of the captures belong to the Cyprinidae family. Moreover, five species recorded in this dataset are endemic from the Iberian Peninsula and five are introduced.

Species  Anguilla anguilla (Eel),  Salaria fluviatilis (River blenny),  Alburnus alburnus (Bleak),  Barbus haasi (Iberian redfin barbel),  Cyprinus carpio (Carp),  Gobio lozanoi (Pyrenean gudgeon),  Luciobarbus graellsii (Ebro barbel),  Parachondrostoma miegii (Ebro nase),  Phoxinus bigerri (Pyrenean minnow),  Rutilus rutilus (Roach),  Squalius laietanus (Ebro chub),  Sander lucioperca (Pikeperch),  Salmo trutta (Brown trout),  Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2003-2006, 2008, 2010

Project Data

Salaria fluviatilis is the only freshwater member of the family Bleniidae, threatened with extinction in the Iberian Peninsula. Information of this dataset is gathered from four research projects: two projects specifically funded the study of this species and other two projects that indirectly provided the opportunity of recovering information about the biology and habitat preferences of this species.

Title Distribution of freshwater blenny in the Segre and Susia rivers (Spain)
Funding - "Seguimiento de la población de Blenio de Río (Salaria fluviatilis) en el río Segre aguas abajo del Embalse de Rialb (Lérida)" - "Estudio de las poblaciones de peces del río Susia, con especial énfasis en la especie Salaria fluviatilis. - Análisis preliminar del comportamiento trófico de la nutria (Lutra lutra) con respecto a las migraciones reproductoras de los peces" - "Estudio de la calidad ecológica del río Segre a su paso por la localidad de Ponts: análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, índices bióticos a partir de macroinvertebrados bentónicos y caracterización del hábitat fluvial (índices IHF y QBR)". .Hired by FLUMEN S.Cv.
Study Area Description The Segre river is born in the Pyrenees and flows to the Ebro river. The Susia river is a secondary tributary of the Ebro river and drains a basin of 100 km2.
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, fishes were returned to the river. Invasive species were euthanized, studied on the laboratory and deposited on the Zoological Museum of the University of Navarra (MZNA, Pamplona, Spain).

Study Extent The specimens were captured in two localities of the Segre river (Gualter and Ponts) and two in the Susia river (near Grado dam and Javierre) in the years, 2003, 2005 and 2006.
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 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 individuals were identified, measured and released in the majority of cases. In some cases the specimens were euthanized and deposited on the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra in labelled jars, preserved with formalin and later in 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 Muestreos sobre el blenio de río (Salaria fluviatilis)
Parent Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10169
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 3,012 +/- 1 Observation ,  Count 6 +/- 1 Jar

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 la población de Blenio de río (Salaria fluviatilis) en el río Segre aguas abajo del embalse de Rialb (Lérida). Contratado por FLUMEN S.Cv. Octubre de 2003. Technical report.
  6. Miranda R. Estudio del comportamiento trófico de la nutria (Lutra lutra) con respecto a las migraciones reproductoras de los peces en afluentes de los ríos Aragón, Gallego y Cinca. Contratado por FLUMEN S.Cv. 2004. Technical report.
  7. Miranda R. Seguimiento de la población de Blenio de río (Salaria fluviatilis) en el río Segre aguas abajo del embalse de Rialb (Lérida). Contratado por FLUMEN Estudios y Proyectos Ambientales S.L. Noviembre de 2005. Technical report.
  8. Miranda R. Seguimiento de la población de Blenio de río (Salaria fluviatilis) en el río Segre aguas abajo del embalse de Rialb (Lérida). Contratado por FLUMEN Estudios y Proyectos Ambientales S.L. Noviembre de 2006. Technical report.
  9. Miranda R. Seguimiento de la población de Blenio de río (Salaria fluviatilis) aguas abajo del Embalse de Rialb (río Segre, Lleida). Campaña de 2007. Contratado por FLUMEN Estudios y Proyectos Ambientales S.L. Noviembre de 2007. Technical report.
  10. Miranda R. Estudio de la calidad ecológica del río Segre a su paso por la localidad de Ponts: análisis de las poblaciones piscícolas, índices bióticos a partir de macroinvertebrados bentónicos y caracterización del hábitat fluvial (índices IHF y QBR). Contratado por FLUMEN Estudios y Proyectos Ambientales S.L. Diciembre de 2010. 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 Salaria fluviatilis and other fish species captured in the Segre and Susia rivers (north of Spain) during two monitoring programs.
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/d2ldy9
6baf52f1-f65e-463d-9538-1610febdc06f
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=mzna_ichty-mprs