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The species composition and occurrence of fish larvae in the area of the Canary Islands was studied regarding the influence
of hydrographic features on spatial and seasonal distribution patterns. A comprehensive annotated larvae taxa list with the
most important taxonomic characters is provided. Mostly late-stage larvae were caught by six pelagic cruises from 1997
to 2002 during different seasons in both the neritic and the oceanic realm off Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and
Tenerife. A total of 5088 larvae, allocated to 16 orders, 54 families and 70 species, were collected with Engraulidae and
Gobiidae dominating the larval assemblage. Five new records could be documented for the Canarian Archipelago. In the area
of the Canary Islands two main seasonal periods with different hydrographic conditions can be recognized, low intensity of
the upwelling in winter and intense upwelling in spring and summer. The late winter bloom (LWB) and an associated stronger
West African coastal upwelling coincided with an increased diversity and species number of fish larvae. The local diversity and
species richness were highest in an area mostly influenced by the NW African upwelling. Especially in the islands’ wakes and
eddies the larvae accumulated with spatial overlap of oceanic and neritic species. These results corroborate the assumptions
that the Canary Islands are an important migratory area facilitating the colonization by tropical and temperate fish species,
upwelling enhances local productivity, and the islands’ wakes and eddies positively affect fish larvae abundance and diversity
and provide good nursery grounds.
The species composition and occurrence of fish larvae in the area of the Canary Islands was studied regarding the influence
of hydrographic features on spatial and seasonal distribution patterns. A comprehensive annotated larvae taxa list with the
most important taxonomic characters is provided. Mostly late-stage larvae were caught by six pelagic cruises from 1997
to 2002 during different seasons in both the neritic and the oceanic realm off Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and
Tenerife. A total of 5088 larvae, allocated to 16 orders, 54 families and 70 species, were collected with Engraulidae and
Gobiidae dominating the larval assemblage. Five new records could be documented for the Canarian Archipelago. In the area
of the Canary Islands two main seasonal periods with different hydrographic conditions can be recognized, low intensity of
the upwelling in winter and intense upwelling in spring and summer. The late winter bloom (LWB) and an associated stronger
West African coastal upwelling coincided with an increased diversity and species number of fish larvae. The local diversity and
species richness were highest in an area mostly influenced by the NW African upwelling. Especially in the islands’ wakes and
eddies the larvae accumulated with spatial overlap of oceanic and neritic species. These results corroborate the assumptions
that the Canary Islands are an important migratory area facilitating the colonization by tropical and temperate fish species,
upwelling enhances local productivity, and the islands’ wakes and eddies positively affect fish larvae abundance and diversity
and provide good nursery grounds.

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Mirjam Bachler 
SPATIAL AND SEASONAL PATTERNSIN SPECIES COMPOSITION ANDOCCURRENCE OF FISH LARVAE INTHE AREA OF THE CANARY ISLANDS,EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC
INFORME TÉCNICO DEL
INSTITUTO CANARIO DE CIENCIAS MARINAS
 
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Instituto Canario de Ciencias MarinasAgencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la InformaciónGobierno de Canarias
Autora: Mirjam Bachler.
 OE Clinical Trial Center Medical University Innsbruck Anichstraße 35. 6020 Innsbruck Email: mirjam.bachler@i-med.ac.at | mirjam_bachler@yahoo.de
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Mirjam Bachler.
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