Are assemblages of the fireworm Hermodice carunculata enhanced in sediments beneath offshore fish cages?

Abundances of the fireworm Hermodice carunculata were counted through a monitoring assessment study of fish cages in Barranco Hondo (NE Tenerife). Seven campaigns were conducted from November 2007 to June 2010 and temporal variations were found, as well as differences among sampling stations. The poly- chaete H. carunculata obtained its highest abundance in sediments beneath fish cages throughout the study period. Thus, the assemblages of this omnivorous species were favoured by the presence of fish cages.

Autor: 
Riera, R., Ó. Pérez, M. Rodríguez, E. Ramos, Ó. Monterroso & A. Sacramento.
Referencia: 
Acta Oceanologica Sinica
Volumen: 
33(4)
Pagina Inicial: 
108
Pagina final: 
111