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Usefulness of the spatial indices to define the distribution pattern of key life stages: an application to the red mullet (Mullus barbatus) population in the south Tyrrhenian sea

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This study aims to explore the performance of the approach based on spatial indicators to characterise with quantitative metrics the spatial dynamics of red mullet life stages (recruits and adults), to identify areas where red mullet recruits are more concentrated, to establish relationships with the adult distribution and to detect the ability of spatial indicators to capture the stability of the spatial occupation of preferential areas across the years. Data are from the GRUND and MEDITS experimental trawl surveys. The methodological approach used in this study is based on the estimate of spatial indicators as developed within the EU Fisboat project. The results proved that many of the 9 examined spatial indicators and pairwise relationships, between indicators and abundance, enabled us to better understand the spatial distribution and interannual variability of the red mullet population life stages and the relationships between spatial distribution and abundance. In addition, we identified the geographical area (southwards, along the Calabria coast) where recruits of red mullet resulted mainly distributed and we also verified that these locations are stable across years.
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hal-00579961 , version 1 (25-03-2011)

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Maria Teresa Spedicato, Mathieu Woillez, Jacques Rivoirard, Pierre Petitgas, Pierluigi Carbonara, et al.. Usefulness of the spatial indices to define the distribution pattern of key life stages: an application to the red mullet (Mullus barbatus) population in the south Tyrrhenian sea. ICES annual science conference, Sep 2007, Helsinki, Finland. 15p. ⟨hal-00579961⟩
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