Crayfish is one of the most known invasive species in the rivers of the north of Spain. However, its interactions with other non-crustacean species is not well studied. This thesis analyses the habitat selection, the trophic ecology and the interactions of crayfish with fish species (Vedia I. 2016). To study these questions, fish surveys were perfomed in different rivers of northern Navarra (Spain). The records are presented in this dataset.
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Occurrence; Occurrence; crayfish ecology; fish community; Ebro basin
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All specimens were collected in 20 rivers of the Ebro basin in the north of Navarra: Arakil, Arañosil, Areta, Arga, Basaburua, Ega, Esca, Erro, Irati, Larraun, Legartza, Lizarrusti, Mediano, Orokieta, Salazar, Sorogain, Ubagua, Ultzama, Urederra, Urrobi and Zatoia
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [42.6, -2.27], North East [43.16, -1.03]|
All specimens were identified to the species level using the Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe (Maitland P. S. & Linsell K., 1977). Seven species were recorded, five belonging to the Cyprinidae family (Barbus haasi, Gobio lozanoi, Luciobarbus graellsii, Parachondrostoma miegii and Phoxinus bigerri). The rest of the collected species belong to the families Salmonidae (Salmo trutta) and Nemacheilidae (Barbatula quignardi). In number of individuals, the most abundant family is Cyprinidae, with the 74% of the captures. Moreover, five species recorded in this dataset are endemic from the Iberian Peninsula one of them (Barbus haasi) is Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List.
|Species||Barbus haasi (Iberian redfin barbel), Barbatula quignardi (Pyrenean stone loach), Luciobarbus graellsii (Ebro barbel), Gobio lozanoi (Pyrenean gudgeon), Parachondrostoma miegii (Ebro nase), Phoxinus bigerri (Pyrenean minnow), Salmo trutta (Brown trout)|
This project aims to understand the interactions between the exotic crayfish and the native fish species to determine the impact of this alien species on the native freshwater fauna.
|Title||Especies exóticas invasoras y su relación con las nativas en áreas fluviales protegidas: interacciones del cangrejo señal con los peces autóctonos|
|Funding||“Especies exóticas invasoras y su relación con las nativas en áreas fluviales protegidas: interacciones del cangrejo señal con los peces autóctonos”. PIUNA Plan de Investigación de la Universidad de Navarra (2014-2017).|
|Study Area Description||The rivers studied are mountain rivers or upper reaches of rivers of the Ebro basin: Arakil, Arañosin, Areta, Arga, Basaburua, Ega, Erro, Esca, Irati, Larraun, Legartza, Lizarrusti, Mediano, Orokieta, Salazar, Sorogain, Ubagua, Ultzama, Urederra, Urrobi and Zatoia rivers.|
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The main sampling method was electric fishing, using a back-pack electrofishing unit during 30 minutes. 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 and I. Vedia.
|Study Extent||The specimens were captured in 42 localities dispersed through 21 rivers of Navarra in the year 2013.|
|Quality Control||Species identification was performed by R. Miranda and I. Vedia 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:
- 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 Name||Muestreos de peces de la tesis de Iván Vedia|
|Parent Collection Identifier||http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=10169|
|Curatorial Units||Count 3,032 +/- 1 Observation|
- Maitland P. S. & Linsell K. (1977). Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe. Philips, Seattle.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ariño A.H. (1991) Bibliography of Iberian Polychaetes: a data base. Ophelia, suppl. 5: 647-652.
- Vedia, I. (2016). Departamento de Zoología y Ecología. Universidad de Navarra.
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|Purpose||The aim of the present data set is to provide all information of the records of freshwater fishes related with the project thesis of Iván Vedia. In this study, fish communities of the north of Navarra (Spain) were sampled to determine their interactions with the invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).|
|Maintenance Description||Dataset is closed. The regular maintenance of the database could imply modification of some metadata related with sampling information of literature cited. New versions of the dataset will be published when required.|