Arxius de Miscellania Zoologica

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Online ISSN: 1698-0476
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Parasquilla ferussaci: known distribution in the western Mediterranean and adjacent Atlantic waters (grey circles: previous reports; black stars: present new reports). Parasquilla ferussaci: distribución conocida en el Mediterráneo occidental y aguas del Atlantico más cercano (círculos grises: citas anteriores; estrellas negras: nuevas citas).  
Parasquilla ferussaci: male from Gavà (Barcelona) (ICMS_94/2007), dorsal view. Parasquilla ferussaci: macho de Gavà (Barcelona) (ICMS_94/2007), vista dorsal.  
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We report the occurrence of the little known stomatopod Parasquilla ferussaci on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of the Iberian peninsula. Documentation is based on three specimens captured off Isla Cristina (Huelva) in the Gulf of Cadiz, off Fuengirola (Málaga) in the Alboran Sea and off Gavà (Barcelona) in the North–Western Mediterranean. These reports fill the distribution gap between Eastern Central Atlantic reports and previous Mediterranean reports east of the Balearic Islands.
 
Mapa de distribución pirenaica de Catops subfuscus. Map showing the Pyrenean distribution of Catops subfuscus . 
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On the presence of Catops subfuscus Kellner, 1846 in the Pyrenees (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae, Catopini) We provide new distribution data for Catops subfuscus Kellner, 1846. We update the geonemy of the species and, based on recent data, we confirm its presence in the subterranean environment on both sides of the Pyrenean massif. Illustrations of the aedeagus and a distribution map are provided.
 
Detalle del élitro de H. caraibus Sharp (120x). Detail of elytra of H. caraibus Sharp (120x).
Edeago de H. caraibus Sharp (100x). Aedeagus of H. caraibus Sharp (100x).
Parámero de H. caraibus Sharp (100x). Paramer of H. caraibus Sharp (100x).
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Hydrovatus caraibus Sharp, 1882 (Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Hydrovatini) new for the fauna of South America.— The species Hydrovatus caraibus Sharp, 1882 is registered for the first time for South America, after the captures in the municipality of Gramado, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Of this form the rank of distribution of the specie, before restrict of the Caribbean, is extended up to the latitude 29º 26' South, approximately. Resumen Hydrovatus caraibus Sharp, 1882 (Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Hydrovatini) nuevo para la fauna de Sudamérica.— Se registra por primera vez para América del Sur la especie Hydrovatus caraibus Sharp, 1882, tras las capturas en el municipio de Gramado, estado de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. De esta forma se amplía el rango de distribución de la especie, antes restricta al Caribe, hasta la latitud de 29º 26' sur, aproximadamente.
 
Detalle del élitro de H. caraibus Sharp (120x). Detail of elytra of H. caraibus Sharp (120x).
Edeago de H. caraibus Sharp (100x). Aedeagus of H. caraibus Sharp (100x).
Disribución geográfica de H. caraibus Sharp: * Citas confirmadas;
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The species Hydrovatus caraibus Sharp, 1882 is registered for the first time for South America, after the captures in the municipality of Gramado, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Of this form the rank of distribution of the specie, before restrict of the Caribbean,is extended up to the latitude 29º 26’ South, approximately.
 
Mapa de Barcelona en el que se dibujan los 10 distritos de Barcelona, numerados del uno al diez, al que se superpone la cuadrícula utilizada para la estima de la población de palomas. Map of Barcelona showing the city's 10 districts, numbered 1-10, with a superimposed grid to estimate the pigeon population.
Estratos en los que se dividió la zona muestreada de la ciudad de Bar- celona. Estos estratos equivalen a los utilizados en el censo de 1991 (Senar & Sol, 1991). Strata dividing the sampled areas in Barcelona. These strata are equivalent to those used in the 1991 census (Senar & Sol, 1991). 
Relation between pigeons captured by the ASPB per district, and the number of complaints received and estimated pigeon density.
Relación entre la densidad de habitantes (habitantes/ha) de los distintos distritos de Barcelona y su densidad de palomas (palomas/km 2 ). Los nombres de los distintos distritos aparecen en la tabla 1. Relationship between the density of inhabitants (inhabitants/ha) in the districts of Barcelona and pigeon density (pigeons/km 2 ). The names of the districts are shown in table 1. 
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Estimate of the abundance of pigeons (Columba livia var.) in the city of Barcelona and evaluation of effectiveness of elimination measures Culling is one of the most commonly used methods to control urban pigeon populations. The Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) eliminated a total of 227,479 pigeons using this technique between 1991 and 2006. We compared the estimate of abundance of pigeons in Barcelona city in 1991 (183.667 ± 14.914) with that in 2006 ( 256.663 ± 26.210) (CI 95%). While pigeon density did not increase in the city centre during this period, density in a ring around the city increased significantly, leading to a general increase in the urban population of these birds. The number of complaints regarding pigeons received per district did not correlate with abundance. ASPB culling per district correlated with abundance and not with numbers of complaints received, indicating interventions generally followed a technical protocol. Pigeon density per district correlated significantly with the human population density but not with the total number of inhabitants. Findings indicate the effectiveness of culling is low in this setting and suggest greater emphasis should be placed on control measures centered on limiting factors, particularly reduction of food availability and nest removal.
 
Nombre de prospeccions fetes a la vall d'Alinyà a les diferents altituds. Number of surveys carried out in Alinyà Valley at each height.
Nombre d'espècies recol·lectades segons l'altitud: M. Mediterrànies; E. Eurasiàtiques. Number of species collected at each altitude: M. Mediterranean; E. Eurasiatic.
Histogrames de distribució de les observacions d'espècies segons la categoria biogeogràfica. Histograms showing the distribution of the number of observations by each species according to the biogeographical category.
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The Lepidoptera of the Alinyà valley (Alt Urgell, NE Iberian peninsula): some remarks about altitude and biogeographical classification Results from the census on Lepidoptera fauna carried out in Alinyà valley during years 2000 and 2001 (see annex) show few significant differences in the altitudinal range between Mediterranean and Eurasiatic species.
 
Nombre de publicacions localitzades i revisades amb motiu del present treball, des de 1875 fins a l'actualitat: en gris s'il·lustren les publicacions consultades i en negre destaquen les que finalment han mostrat alguna citació escaient per a l'àrea d'estudi. Number of publications, from 1875 to the present, located and reviewed for the present work. The numbers of papers reviewed are shown in grey and the numbers of papers with citations from the study area are in black.
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Fauna of molluscs from Planes de Son and Mata de València (Alt Àneu, Pallars Sobirà, Catalan Pyrenees): bibliographic survey and new data The survey of bibliograpic information on the presence of molluscs at the Planes de Son and Mata de València (municipality of Alt Àneu, county of Pallars Sobirà, Catalan Pyrenees) has accounted for a list of 33 species of molluscs (seven of them are slugs) inhabiting historically this area. A current field survey (2006-2007) has detected 50 species of molluscs not slugs, two of these species are splitted in two subspecies. Detailed data from both faunistic inventories are provided.
 
Nombre de localitats de mostreig ordenades segons l'altitud. Number of sampled spots sorted by elevation.
Spearman rang correlation values between elevation and mean altitudinal range applied to the the most frequent vegetation covers: *p < 0.05.
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Influence of elevation on the species richness in molluscs: variations in the Alinyà valley, Lleida (Northeast Spain).- The species richness of land molluscs is negatively correlated with altitude, while the altitudinal range of the species inhabiting at higher elevations is greater than in low levels. At the low scale of this study factors other than elevation may better account for the species richness.
 
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Bees visiting the blossoms of fruit trees were surveyed for the first time in Jordan. A transect was determined in Ebbin village in Ajlun (32° 22' N, 35° 49' E) where the bees were collected from blossoms of stone fruit trees. Most of the specimens were identified up to the species level and few specimens were identified up to the genus level only. A total of 1,461 specimens were collected during the study period and 53 bee species were identified and recorded for the first time in Jordan. The collected species represented five families: Apidae, Megachilidae, Halictidae, Andrenidae and Colletidae. The results showed that Apidae and Megachilidae were the largest in terms of diversity, while Halictidae showed the highest abundance.
 
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The Spanish mountain range of Gredos was included in the studies conducted on the Iberian peninsula to investigate helminth fauna of small mammals. The helminth community of the wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus (Rodentia, Muridae), was analysed. Qualitatively, 13 helminth species were detected: Plagiorchis sp. I and Plagiorchis sp. II (Trematoda); Taenia parva larvae, T. martis larvae, T. taeniaeformis larvae, Rodentolepis straminea and R. fraterna (Cestoda); and Trichuris muris, Heligmosomoides polygyrus, Syphacia stroma, S. frederici, Aspiculuris tetraptera and Rictularia proni (Nematoda). Quantitatively, the highest prevalence (65.0%) and the mean abundance (36.9%) of H. polygyrus stand out. In comparison with the other mountain ranges studied, analysis of the global results demonstrates that the helminth fauna of the host species studied is diverse despite the adverse climatic conditions. This could be related to both the particular ecological characteristics and the appropriate state of preservation of this ecosystem.
 
Nombre d'articles publicats a Miscel·lània Zoològica segons el grup zoològic estudiat. Estan representats només els grups amb més de 10 articles. Number of papers published in Miscel·lània Zoològica according to the zoological groups that are studied. Only the groups with more than 10 items are depicted.
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Miscel·lània Zoològica: some remarks for the history of this journal In a little over four decades the journal Miscel·lània Zoològica published some 900 papers. A simple review of the contents of these articles reveals several characteristics: the issues most commonly dealt with were faunistics and taxonomy, with insects making up the most frequently analyzed group. The geographical range was centred on the Iberian peninsula, mainly Catalonia. The intellectual heritage of Miscel·lània Zoològica has been continued since 2001 by the journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation and by Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica as of this current volume. It is now time to start writing the history of Miscel·lània Zoològica.
 
Location of study area.
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Ichthyoplankton associated with P. oceanica meadows during the summer season in the Tabarca marine reserveHabitat complexity plays a key role in survival in early stages of fish larvae. We investigated fish larvae assemblage and its relation with P. oceanicaseagrass at the Tabarca Island Marine Reserve. Samples were taken using moored plankton nets at two depths (0 and 2 m from P. oceanica meadow) over five consecutive days in July 2000. Three hundred and fifty¿three larvae were captured. The mostabundant families were Clupeidae (31%), Sparidae (27%), Engraulidae (11%) and Gobiidae (6%). We observed that small fish larvae were able to select nursery areas. We conclude that the P. oceanica leaf canopy is a major factor in structuring the larval fish assemblages of some demersal species.
 
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In the present study the fish assemblages in the rocky-bottom habitat of the Sierra Helada Natural Park (Alicante, Spain) were recorded to provide data for future evaluation of any changes induced by long-term management. Visual censuses were carried out along strip transects by Scuba diving on rocky bottoms at depths between 1 and 32 m. In the seven localities sampled, 44 species were recorded. Number of species, abundance, biomass and size structure values recorded did not show differences between high and low protection areas. Species composition was similar to other marine protected areas of the western-Mediterranean. The main differences found between localities can be attributed to the high heterogeneity and complexity of the habitat at smaller spatial scales.
 
Mapa de distribución de Speonemadus maroccanus. Distribution map of Speonemadus maroccanus.
Mapa de distribución de Nargus (Demochrus) rufipennis. Distribution map of Nargus (Demochrus) rufipennis.
Mapa de distribución de Choleva (Choleva) kocheri. Distribution map of Choleva (Choleva) kocheri.
Mapas de distribución de Catops fuscus fuscoides . El meridiano 50o cruza el Mar Caspio: A. Regiones predominantemente situadas al oeste de dicho meridiano; B. Regiones predominantemente situadas al este para llegar a incluir el Hindukush donde se encuentran las localidades más orientales de esta especie. Distribution maps of Catops fuscus fuscoides . The meridian 50o crosses the Caspian Sea: A. Regions predominantly situated to the west of this meridian; B. Regions predominantly situated on the east, in order to include the Hindukush, where the most eastern localities of this species are found. 
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New distribution data for the hypogean Cholevinae from the Moroccan Atlas (Coleoptera, Leiodidae) The authors report new findings on the distribution of Speonemadus maroccanus (Jeannel, 1936), Nargus (Demochrus) rufipennis (Lucas, 1846), Choleva (Choleva) kocheri Henrot, 1962 and Catops fuscus fuscoides Reitter, 1909. The geonemy of these species is updated and the research is illustrated with maps of their distribution.
 
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Although the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has recommended publishing catalogues on biological type specimens, the main reason for publishing this catalogue in our case is the practical result of assuming responsibility for our museum collections. When the arduous work of so many past and present researchers results in their entrusting our museums with these type specimens, we cannot disregard the obligation to ensure the information on these types is published in the most practical way possible.
 
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Molluscan type specimens in the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona and the Natural History Museum of Valencia Although the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has recommended publishing catalogues on biological type specimens, the main reason for publishing this catalogue in our case is the practical result of assuming responsibility for our museum collections. When the arduous work of so many past and present researchers results in their entrusting our museums with these type specimens, we cannot disregard the obligation to ensure the information on these types is published in the most practical way possible.
 
Hypnophila boissii (Dupuy, 1850), 6 x 2 mm. Localitat de recol·lecció 35. Hypnophila boissii (Dupuy, 1850), 6 x 2 mm. Sample locality 35.
Nombre de localitats de la serra de Collserola (Barcelona) en què han estat localitzades vives les espècies dominants de mol·luscs terrestres. Number of localities in the Collserola mountains (Barcelona) where live samples of the dominant species of land molluscs have been located.
Montserratina martorelli (Bourguignat, 1870), 2,5 x 5 mm. Localitat de recol·lecció 35. Montserratina martorelli (Bourguignat, 1870), 2,5 x 5 mm. Sample locality 35.
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Land and freshwater molluscs of the Collserola mountains (Barcelona, NE Iberian Peninsula).— A malacological survey was made taking into account all the 91 1x1 km UTM grid squares that cover the area of the Collserola mountains, Barcelona (north-eastern Iberian peninsula). From 108 sampled localities, 1,261 records of molluscs were obtained. A total of 73 species were identified: seven freshwater species, 11 slugs, and 55 land molluscs. The first discussions on the results and a draft of the initial conclusions are shown. Information on dominant gastropod habitat preference in the ecosystems of Collserola is also provided.
 
A primate exhibition hall with the showcase exhibited until May 2010. Exposición de primates en una de las vitrinas de la exposición permanente del Museo hasta Mayo de 2010. 
Stuffed primates in the storeroom. Sala de reserva de primates disecados. 
Percentage of the groups of primates in the collection. Porcentaje de los diferentes grupos de primates en la colección. 
Specimen of an adult male of Avahi cleesei from Madagascar purchased by the Museum in 1883. Especimen de un macho adulto de Avahi cleesei procedente de Madagascar, comprado por el Museo en 1883. 
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The Natural Science Museum of Barcelona (MCNB) houses a total of 309 specimens of non–human primates. The collection comprises 102 stuffed animals, 33 skins, 73 skeletons, 24 postcranial skeletons, eight mounted skeletons, 54 skulls, three whole animals in alcohol, and 31 other samples (bones and other). Over the last two years the collection has been completely reviewed and reorganized. The collection contains 39 genera and includes a wide range of extant non–human primates. It houses specimens from Africa, Asia and South and Central America, with 10.26% of samples being Strepsirrhines, 26.92% New World monkeys and 62.18% Old World monkeys. The Museum houses some endangered or rare species. In this work we present the contents of the recent review with new and updated taxonomic attributions together with a complete list of samples that includes information on age, class and preservation status for each specimen.
 
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Although the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has recommended publishing catalogues on biological type specimens, the main reason for publishing this catalogue in our case is the practical result of assuming responsibility for our museum collections. When the arduous work of so many past and present researchers results in their entrusting our museums with these type specimens, we cannot disregard the obligation to ensure the information on these types is published in the most practical way possible.
 
Xerocrassa montserratensis (Hidalgo, 1870). Segons Haas (1929). Fauna malacológica terrestre y de agua dulce de Cataluña. Treb. Mus. Ciènc. Nat., núm. 13. Edició facsímil 1991. Treballs del Museu de Zoologia, Barcelona. Xerocrassa montserratensis (Hidalgo, 1870). According to Haas (1929). Fauna malacológica terrestre y de agua dulce de Cataluña (Land and freshwater mollusks in Catalonia). Treb. Mus. Ciènc. Nat., núm. 13. Facsimile Edition 1991. Treballs del Museu de Zoologia, Barcelona.
Total number of subplots studied in the Natural Park of Montserrat (Barcelona, NE Iberian peninsula) and the percentage of the total where each species of land snail was detected. 
Distribució de les localitats estudiades del Parc Natural de Montserrat (Barcelona, NE península Ibèrica). Distribution of the localities studied in the Natural Park of Montserrat (Barcelona, NE Iberian peninsula)  
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Land snails (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora) in the Natural Park of Montserrat (Barcelona, NE Iberian peninsula).-The inventory of 73 land snails in the Natural Park of Montserrat was updated following the review of 130 publications. Planned field study was also conducted in areas of different habitats on the Montserrat mountain to provide a preliminary description of the communities of land snails in the study area. A total of 342 samples of land snails were studied and 50 species were identified. The most frequent were Pomatias elegans, Helicigona lapicida, Pseudotachea splendida, Abida polyodon and Otala punctata. In this region of the prelittoral Catalan mountain range, the level of endemism was high for Abida secale bofilli, Montserratina bofilliana and Xerocrassa montserratensis.The results of the field work extend the faunistic catalogue of the Natural Park of Montserrat to include references to Hygromia cinctella, Microxeromagna lowei, Paralaoma servilis and Punctum pygmaeum in the area. Finally, investigation and conservation programmes are suggested for the endemic species Xerocrassa montserratensis, protected by the Plan for Areas of Natural Interest (PEIN) approved by Decree 328/1992.
 
Àmbit de la recerca bibliogràfica: parc de Collserola i municipis de les rodalies (Barcelona, NE península Ibèrica). El parc de Collserola està encerclat amb una línia de color verd. Area of the bibliographic research: Collserola Park and surrounding municipal areas (Barcelona, NE Iberian Peninsula). Collserola Park is outlined by a green. 
Artur Bofill i Poch, impulsor de l’escola catalana de malacologia. Fotografia extreta d’Aguilar–Amat (1932). Artur Bofill i Poch, promotor of the Catalan school of malacology. Photograph taken from Aguilar–Amat (1932). 
Nombre de publicacions revisades de les quals s’ha extret alguna informació, ja siguin citacions inèdites o recopilacions bibliogràfiques, distribuïdes segons l’any de publicació. Numbers of publications reviewed from which information was taken. Both unpublished citations and bibliographic references are included, distributed according to year of publication. 
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Faunistic inventary of continental molluscs from the Collserola mountains (Barcelona, NE Iberian peninsula): results from a bibliographic review.- Following the bibliographic review of articles published between 1868 and 2004 a preliminary inventary of 99 species of the malacologic fauna on the Collserola mountains was compiled. The geographic area studied is one of the natural Iberian spaces with the most bibliographic references for land and fresh water molluscs. However, much remains to be resolved concerning some of the taxa. In particular, recent locations of several species have to be verified in the Collserola Park. These include several catalogued species of great interest, such as Xerocrassa betulonensis (Bofill, 1879), Zonitoides jaccetanicus (Bourguignat, 1870) and Montserratina martorelli (Bourguignat, 1870). This bibliographic review shows the significant contribution of the malacofauna to the biodiversity of the Collserola mountains and also demonstrates its value as a useful tool for their management.
 
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New records of species of the carabid genus Dolichoctis Schmidt-Göbel from New Guinea and several surrounding islands are dealt with. Apart from two new species that were described in another recent paper (Baehr, 2003), records of the following species from New Guinea are annotated: D. aculeata Chaudoir, D. biak Baehr, D. dentata Darlington, D. laticollis Baehr, D. striata Schmidt-Göbel, D. subquadrata Darlington, D. subrotunda Darlington, and D. suturalis Darlington. D. aculeata Chaudoir is also recorded for the first time from the island of New Britain. Additional material of D. spinipennis Chaudoir corroborates its status as a separate species, being particular for the Moluccas.
 
Vista general de la laguna de Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE de la península ibérica). Fig.1. General view of Lake Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE Iberian peninsula).
Situación geográfica de la laguna de Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE de la península ibérica). Geographic location of Lake Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE Iberian peninsula).
Islamia globulus . Ejemplares procedentes de la laguna de Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE de la península ibérica): 1. Vista frontal; 2. Vista apical; 3. Detalle de la ornamentación de la protoconcha. Islamia globulus . Specimens from Lake Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE Iberian peninsula): 1. Frontal view; 2. Apical view; 3. Detail of protoconch ornamentation. 
Algunas de las especies de gasterópodos recolectadas en la laguna de Montcor- tès (Pallars Sobirà, NE de la península ibérica): 1. Zebrina detrita ; 2. Cochlostoma martorelli; 3. Abida partioti ; 4. Granaria braunii braunii ; 5–6. Chondrina massotiana sexplicata ; 7. Jaminia quadridens ; 8. Vertigo antivertigo ; 9–10. Segmentina nitida ; 11–12. Vallonia enniensis . Some of the gasteropod species collected at Lake Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE Iberian peninsula): 1. Zebrina detrita ; 2. Cochlostoma martorelli ; 3. Abida partioti ; 4. Granaria braunii braunii ; 5 – 6. Chondrina massotiana sexplicata ; 7. Jaminia quadridens ; 8. Vertigo antivertigo ; 9 – 10. Segmentina nitida ; 11 – 12. Vallonia enniensis . 
Euconulus trochiformis . Ejemplares fotografiados procedentes de la laguna de Montcortès (Pallars Sobirà, NE de la península ibérica): 1. Ejemplar vivo; 2–3.Vistas frontal y apical; 4. Protoconcha; 5–7. Vista umbilical donde se aprecian las líneas la ornamentación espiral. Euconulus trochiformis. Photographs of specimens from Lake Montcortès (Pa - llars Sobirà, NE Iberian peninsula ): 1. Live sample; 2 – 3. Frontal and apical views; 4. Protoconch; 5 – 7.Umbilical view showing spiral ornamentation. 
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Introduction to the study of gastropods (Mollusca) on the Montcortés lake (Pallars Sobirà, Catalonia, NE of the Iberian peninsula)The check-list of 50 species of terrestrial gastro­pod and freshwater molluscs in the Montcortès lake (Catalonia, Spain) and its environs, pertaining to 24 different families, is shown. Thirty-three species are cited for the first time in the area of study. The unpublished data on their distribution and ecological requirements are contributed. The preliminary results indicate us that the communities of molluscs that accompany to the helofitic vegetation and the higrofits well are formed with elements of high faunistic and ecological interest. Simultaneously, some recommendations for the protection of the malacological fauna of the lake are commented.
 
Situació dels espais PEIN a la zona sud de la demarcació de Lleida: 1. Mas de Melons; 2. Erms d'Aitona; 3. Tossals de Torregrossa; 4. Els Bessons; 5. Utxesa, Secà; 6. Tossals de Montmeneu; 7. Serra Llarga; 8. Serra de Bellmunt Location of the PEIN areas south of Lleida. (For abbreviations see above.)
List of species present in the areas: Mas de Melons, Erms d'Aitona, Utxesa (zone with crops and dryland), Tossals de Torregrossa i Els Bessons. Habitats: H1. Semi-arid steppes and cereal crops; H2. Dryland bush crops; H3. Mediterranean scrub; H4. Mediterranean woodland. 
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Vertebrate fauna of the protected semiarid zones in the south west of CataloniaThis work describes fauna and habitats within the semiarid zones in the south west of Catalonia, bordering with Monegros. The fauna in the Peins area is studied and an approximation of the vertebrate species therein is given. As parts of the area surveyed are legally protected, their future is considered stable. The eight areas studied include steppe zones, chalky mountain ranges bordering the pre-Pyrenean region, Pinus halepensis forest and a dam.
 
Columba livia population during census period in urban and suburban areas, Jena 2007. Población de Columba livia durante el censo en zonas urbanas y suburbanas de Jena, 2007.
Number of pigeons in urban and suburban areas discriminated by activities during census period, Jena, 2007, Germany. Número de palomas según las actividades de comportamiento en zonas ur� banas y suburbanas, Jena, 2007, Alemania.
Columba livia plumage phenotypes total values and percentages during total census in the study area, Jena, 2007. Porcentajes y valores totales de fenotipos de plumaje de Columba livia durante los censos en el área de estudio, Jena 2007.
Columba livia breeding stages displayed at the water tower (Lobeda). Estadios reproductivos de Columba livia registrados en la torre de agua (Lobeda). 
Total pigeon number per area per activity from July to December 2007 in Jena city, Germany. Tabla 1. Número total de palomas según la actividad o el área desde julio a diciembre en la ciudad de Jena, 2007, Alemania.
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A population of feral pigeons, Columba livia var. was conducted in the city of Jena, Germany, from July to December 2007. Daily censuses were conducted by walking ten transects in a selected area of the city, five transects in built up areas and five in the suburbs. Pigeon population density was higher in urban areas than in suburbs but differences were not significant. Main behavioural activities recorded were resting, preening, flying, eating, sunning and roosting. Regular locations of activities were rooftops and roof edges in urban areas, and rooftops, eaves on balconies in suburban areas. The plumage phenotype most frequently recorded in both areas was Blue bar.
 
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First record of the roe deer, Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Artyodactila, Cervidae) from the province of Alicante The first record of the roe deer, Capreolus capreolus (Linnaeus, 1758), from the Alicante province is reported. This species was identified by phototrapping in one of the mountainous regions in the north of this area. The various hypotheses of recolonization of the species in the area are considered, the most plausible being natural reintroduction due to expansion of the populations from neighbouring provinces. Record published in Zenodo (Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3479531)
 
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Chorological information of 15 Ibero-Balearic species of the genus Desmestes Linnaeus, 1758 is provided. Data were obtained from the review of 635 specimens housed in the entomological collection of the Natural History Museum of Barcelona. All examined material is listed, and the distributions are discussed taking into account the collection records and bibliographical sources. The distribution areas for most species have been extended.
 
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Confirmació del registre de Monodactylus argenteus (família Monodactylidae) a Jubail, Aràbia Saudita, golf Pèrsic Es confirma el primer registre de M. argenteus a les costes d'Aràbia Saudita, golf Pèrsic, amb un exemplar de 158 mm SL. S'indiquen les dades morfomètriques i merístiques de l'espècimen.
 
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Noves dades sobre la distribució d’Stenostoma rostratum (Fabricius, 1787) a Catalunya (nord-est de la península Ibèrica) (Coleoptera, Oedemeridae) S’actualitza la distribució d’Stenostoma rostratum (Fabricius, 1787) a Catalunya. Les noves dades van ser obtingudes de prospeccions fetes recentment en dues àrees protegides de la costa mediterrània, els Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat (Baix Llobregat) i el Parc Natural de les illes Medes, el massís del Montgrí i la plana del Baix Ter (Baix Empordà). L’espècie habita exclusivament a les dunes litorals i ocupa una àrea reduïda de la costa catalana. Stenostoma rostratum es considera una espècie amenaçada a Catalunya i els darrers registres publicats fins ara daten de fa 40 anys. Finalment, s’aporten alguns comentaris relatius a l’hàbitat, l’ecologia i la conservació en ambdós espais naturals.
 
Conjunto de 19 referencias anatómicas diferenciadas utilizadas para este estudio en los plastrones, todas ellas situadas en la intersección de las placas. Siete de ellas fueron medio sagitales. Este individuo es un Testudo hermanni hermanni puro.
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Asimetria divergent a les plaques de Testudo hermanni (Gmelin, 1789) pures i híbrides L’asimetria fluctuant (AF) es defineix com la presència de diferències subtils entre els costats dret i esquerre dels organismes bilateralment simètrics o les seves parts. Tant els canvis genètics com els ambientals poden incrementar l’AF, que representa la deterioració en l’homeòstasi del desenvolupament de la morfologia adulta a causa d’una disminució en l’estabilitat del desenvolupament. En aquest estudi examinem, mitjançant tècniques de morfometria geomètrica, asimetries en les plaques del plastró en una mostra de 31 individus purs i encreuats de Testudo (T. hermanni hermanni, n = 23 i els seus encreuaments amb T. hermanni boettgeri, n = 8), només femelles. Per a això utilitzem un conjunt de 19 referències anatòmiques. L’ANOVA de Procrustes va indicar una AF significativament més gran en els encreuaments, que a més van mostrar un grau més elevat de plasticitat fenotípica. Els autors concloem que l’encreuament entre aquestes subespècies podria produir un increment en l’homozigositat que seria responsable d’un augment de la inestabilitat del desenvolupament. D’altra banda, disposar de més informació sobre els fenotips dels encreuaments seria de gran interès per a la cria de la tortuga mediterrània amb vista als programes de reintroducció.
 
Origen geográfico (por comunidades autónomas) de los Meloidae ibero-baleares depositados en la colección entomológica del MCNB (indicado como tanto por ciento del total de registros). Se considera un único registro aquel conjunto o lote de ejemplares asociados a una misma localidad, fecha y autor de la recolección (o colección de procedencia): CAT. Cataluña; AND. Andalucía; MAD. Comunidad de Madrid; ARA. Aragón; CLE. Castilla y León; BAL. Islas Baleares; CMA. Castilla-La Mancha; MUR. Región de Murcia; RPI. Resto de la península Ibérica. Geographic origin (according to Autonomous Communities) of the Ibero-Balearic Meloidae housed in the entomological collection of the MCNB (indicated as % of the total records). A set or lot of specimens associated with the same locality, date and collector (or origin of collection) has been considered as a single record: CAT. Catalonia; AND. Andalusia; MAD. Community of Madrid; ARA. Aragon; CLE. Castile and León; BAL. Balearic Islands; CMA. Castile-La Mancha; MUR. Region of Murcia; RPI. Rest of the Iberian peninsula.
Cobertura temporal de la colección ibero–balear de Meloidae del MCNB y peso relativo de los registros, agrupados en décadas. Se han excluido los registros sin fecha de captura correspondientes, en su mayoría, a ingresos antiguos. Temporal coverage of the Ibero–Balearic collection of Meloidae from the MCNB, and relative weight of the records, grouped in decades. Records with no collection data have been excluded, most of these corresponding to old entries.  
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The Ibero-Balearic collection of Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea) of the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona A commented catalogue of the Ibero-Balearic collection of Meloidae Gyllenhal, 1810 housed in the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona is presented. The studied material consists of 2,129 specimens belonging to 49 of 64 species from the Iberian peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The temporal coverage of the collection extends from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the present time. Revision, documentation, and computerization of the material have been made, resulting in 963 collection records (June 2014). For each lot, the catalogue includes the register number, geographical data, collection date, collector or origin of the collection, and number of specimens. Information about taxonomy and distribution of the species is also given. Chorological novelties are provided, extending the distribution areas for most species. The importance of the collection for the knowledge of the Ibero-Balearic fauna of Meloidae is discussed, particularly concerning the area of Catalonia (northeastern Iberian peninsula) as it accounts for 60% of the records. Some rare or particularly interesting species in the collection are highlighted, as are those requiring protection measures in Spain and Catalonia. The catalogue also shows a brief gallery of photographs that includes four type specimens.
 
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Two new locations in Spain of Bulinus truncatus (Audouin, 1827) (Gastropoda, Planorbidae), intermediate host of urinary Schistosomiasis Two new populations of the planorbid snail species Bulinus truncatus were found in Spain in 2014. The first consisted of shells only, found in the lagoon of Villena (province of Alicante), which had dried up at the beginning of the 19th century. This finding is of important biogeographic interest because it links the presence of this species in northern Catalonia with its detection in southern Andalucia as this species had not been found previously in the regions of Murcia or Valencia. The second population was found in El Ejido (province of Almeria), and thousands of living specimens were found here. This allowed a complete shell characterisation and molecular assessment by means of sequencing the cox1 gene of the mitochondrial DNA genome, which showed 100% homology with sequences of other populations of the same snail species available in the GenBank. The finding of B. truncatus in Almeria is of additional value given the applied importance of this planorbid species as a vector of urinary Schistosomiasis, thus representing a risk of introduction and autochthonous transmission of the disease in Spain, as has occurred in other southern European countries in the past and recently.
 
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Troballes de Notospermus geniculatus (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (Nemertea, Heteronemertea, Lineidae) a les illes mediterrànies de Sicília i Rodes Es documenten les troballes de Notospermus geniculatus a Sicília el 2019 i el 2020 i a Rodes el 2008, amb la qual cosa s’amplia el coneixement sobre la distribució d’aquest nemertí a la conca del Mediterrani.
 
Known distribution of Pseudosquillopsis cerisii in the Mediterranean Sea. The star shows the location of the study area where the new occurrences reported in the present paper were recorded. Distribución conocida de Pseudosquillopsis cerisii en el mar Mediterráneo. La estrella indica el área donde se efectuaron los nuevos hallazgos registrados en este estudio.
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A population of the poorly-known stomatopod crustacean, Pseudosquillopsis cerisii, was detected in the NW Mediterranean Sea. To date, in Mediterranean waters, this species was only known from rare reports that were mainly based on the occurrence of single individuals. Analysis of the stomach contents of fish predators caught in coastal trammel-net artisanal fisheries revealed several individuals of this species on a sandy bottom with nearby Posidonia seagrass beds in an area within the vicinity of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Catalonia). This is the first report of the species from Iberian peninsula waters.
 
A. Mapa de Catalunya on es mostra la zona estudiada; B. Detall de les localitats prospectades amb presència de Sinanodonta woodiana (cercles vermells). A. Map of Catalonia showing the studied area; B. Detail of the localities where Sinanodonta woodiana was identified (red circles).
A-B. Fotografies d'exemplars vius de Sinanodonta woodiana enterrats en fang; C. Sèquia de fang al Prat, hàbitat preferent de S. woodiana. A-B. Photos showing live specimens of Sinanodonta woodiana buried in the mud; C. Mud canal at El Prat, preferred habitat of S. woodiana.
Gràfic poblacional amb abundància relativa per talles dels exemplars de Sinanodonta woodiana al Prat (n = 28). Population plot showing the relative abundance by size of specimens of Sinanodonta woodiana in El Prat (n = 28). 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99 100-109 >110 Amplada (en mm)
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El delta del Llobregat és una de les zones humides més importants de Catalunya. Disposa d’una malacofauna força diversa, encara que amenaçada a causa de la proximitat a l’àrea urbana de Barcelona i al fet d’estar envoltada per grans infraestructures. Aquest article registra per primera vegada la presència i distribució en aquest espai natural d’un bivalve invasor, la nàiade asiàtica Sinanodonta woodiana, del qual se n’han trobat nombrosos exemplars i que presenta una població ben establerta.
 
A. Mapa de Catalunya on es mostra la zona estudiada; B. Detall de les localitats prospectades amb presència de Sinanodonta woodiana (cercles vermells). A. Map of Catalonia showing the studied area; B. Detail of the localities where Sinanodonta woodiana was identified (red circles). 
A-B. Fotografies d'exemplars vius de Sinanodonta woodiana enterrats en fang; C. Sèquia de fang al Prat, hàbitat preferent de S. woodiana. A-B. Photos showing live specimens of Sinanodonta woodiana buried in the mud; C. Mud canal at El Prat, preferred habitat of S. woodiana.
Gràfic poblacional amb abundància relativa per talles dels exemplars de Sinanodonta woodiana al Prat (n = 28). Population plot showing the relative abundance by size of specimens of Sinanodonta woodiana in El Prat (n = 28). 60–69 70–79 80–89 90–99 100–109 >110 Amplada (en mm) 
Exemplars de Sinanodonta woodiana del Prat. Individuals of Sinanodonta woodiana from El Prat. 
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Presence of the invasive bivalve Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in the Llobregat delta (Baix Llobregat) The Llobregat delta is among the most important wetlands in Catalonia. The diverse malacofauna of the area is threatened, however, by the large infrastructures surrounding the delta and the area´s close proximity to the urban centre of Barcelona. Here we present the first report on invasive bivalves in the delta following findings of a well-established population of the Chinese pond mussel, Sinanodonta woodiana. The distribution of the species in this natural area is also discussed.
 
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On the finding of a population of Quickella arenaria (Potiez & Michaud, 1835) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Succineidae) in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) After studying many springs in the province of Cuenca (Spain) we report the finding of Quickella arenaria, a little known succinid gastropod in Spain, for the first time in Castilla–La Mancha. We discuss the threats that the population faces in this habitat and propose conservation management strategies.
 
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A single specimen (285 mm SL) of Gymnocranius griseus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) was collected from Salalah, Arabian Sea coast of Oman. It is the first record of this species from the Omani waters. It shows specific characters: deep body (2.17 times SL); evenly convex dorsal and ventral profile of head; ventral part of body profile straight; lower edge of eye slightly above a line from tip of snout to middle of caudal fin fork; eye relatively large, its diameter about equal to or slightly larger than preorbital and interorbital widths; mouth relatively small, posterior part of jaws reaching to about level of anterior nostrils; three pair and one pair of slender canines at front of upper and lower jaw, respectively, other teeth villiform, becoming conical on lateral sections. The specimen was identified as G. griseus as these characters fit the diagnostic description of Carpenter & Allen (1989).
 
Geographical distribution map of Mitrella psilla in the western Mediterranean: 1, Valencia (Spain) (Marco Magraner et al., 2020); 2, Castellón (Spain) (this work); 3, Civitavecchia (Italy) (Nappo et al., 2019); 4, La Goulette (Tunisia) (Antit et al., 2010).
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Noves troballes dels gasteròpodes Aplus assimilis (Reeve, 1846) (F. Pisaniidae) i Mitrella psilla (Duclos, 1846) (F. Columbellidae) a la costa mediterrània espanyola Es donen a conèixer diverses troballes de dos gasteròpodes exòtics marins Aplus assimilis i Mitrella psilla als ports pesquers de la costa mediterrània espanyola des de Sagunt (València) fins a Sant Carles de la Ràpita, al delta de l’Ebre (Tarragona). Es proporcionen algunes dades conquiliològiques i els mapes de distribució geogràfica actual de les dues espècies al Mediterrani occidental.
 
Soldier worker of Pheidole indica. Pheidole indica obrera soldado.
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Primer registre de Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) a Algèria (nord d’Àfrica) i les seves relacions amb els hemípters locals Algèria té una rica fauna de formigues, amb més de 340 espècies conegudes, tot i que encara està insuficientement estudiada. En aquest treball es registra per primera vegada Pheidole indica Mayr, 1879 a Algèria, que es considera una espècie no nativa del país. Aquest registre eleva a 12 el nombre de formigues exòtiques. Les seves dades ecològiques s’amplien breument a través de la relació amb les espècies locals d’hemípters i la planta hoste. S’han trobat tres espècies d’hemípters com a fonts d’aliment per a P. indica: Icerya purchasi (Maskell, 1878), Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791) i Aspidiotus hederae (Bouché) Vallot, 1829.
 
Map of the study area showing the recorded occurrences (circles) of Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1906 (200 m and 1,000 m isobaths are shown). Mapa del área de estudio que muestra las presencias registradas (círculos) de Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1906 (se indican las curvas de isoprofundidad de 200 y 1.000 m).
Freshly collected Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1906 from the Gulf of Cadiz; male (CL, 8.98 mm): lateral and dorsal view. Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1906 recién recolectado en el golfo de Cádiz; macho de 8,98 mm de longitud: vista lateral y dorsal. 
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The occurrence of the lophogastrid crustacean Lophogaster spinosus is reported for the Gulf of Cadiz waters, in the North-East Atlantic. This constitutes the first report of the species for the Iberian Atlantic region. Samples were collected by demersal trawling during a fisheries research survey performed in March 2008. A total of four specimens were collected at three sampling sites. Depths of occurrence ranged between 363 and 548 m.
 
The G. ficorum damages on the leaves of Ficus retusa in different stage of maturation.
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Monthly fluctuations of thrip populations on Ficus retusa were monitored and parasites and predators in Boudouaou, Algeria, were identified. Twenty leaves were collected fortnightly from 30 trees from January to December 2015. The number of eggs increased significantly in August with 11,163 eggs and was slightly higher in October with 11,471 eggs. Presence was rare in spring and winter. The 1st and 2nd larval stages (L1 and L2) overlapped: L1 were present from August to October with 27 and 51individuals respectively, and L2 were present from August to December with 65 to 186 individuals respectively. Prepupae were active in April and June, reaching 46 and 50 individuals respectively, before increasing to 266 in November. Highest numbers of pupae were observed in June (171) and July (135). The number of adults gradually increased, reaching a maximum of 642 in early December. Two predators were identified: Montandoniola confusa (Hemiptera, Anthocoridae) and Nephus peyerimhoffi (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). A parasite, Tetrastichus gentilei (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae), was also later identified.
 
Temporal variation in abundance (mean ± SD) of the four most abundant species in Punta La Metalera (Arequipa, Peru).
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Primer registro de Atractoscion aequidens (Sciaenidae) en las costas del mar de Arabia de Omán y de Acanthopagrus catenula (Sparidae) en el mar de Omán (golfo de Omán), al noroeste del océano Índico (Teleostei, Sciaenidae, Sparidae) Los primeros registros de Atractoscion aequidens en las costas del mar de Arabia de Omán y de Acanthopagrus catenula en las aguas próximas a la ciudad de Muscat, en el mar de Omán, se efectúan a partir de un espécimen de 671 mm de longitud estándar y diez especímenes de 111 a 257 mm de longitud estándar, respectivamente. Este informe da cuenta del segundo registro de A. aequidens en el norte del océano Índico y del registro más septentrional de A. catenula efectuado en dicho océano. Se especifican los datos morfométricos y merísticos de ambas especies y se comparan con los de los especímenes recolectados en otras partes del mundo. En este trabajo se corrige asimismo la distribución meridion
 
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The catalogue of type specimens of molluscs of the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, published in 2008, is updated with new material corresponding to 42 species and subspecies of continental molluscs from the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands. Most of these type specimens belong to historical collections of the Museum or are part of the malacological collection of Miquel Bech, donated in 2009. Information provided includes the type category, number of specimens, geographic provenance, type specimens housed at other institutions, and current taxonomical status, together with supporting texts of nomenclatures if pertinent. The catalogue also includes a brief gallery of photographs of types per taxon.
 
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This paper presents the results of a study of slugs that was carried out over the last three decades in the province of Teruel and Rincón de Ademuz (Valencia, Spain). Previous studies in the area were practically non-existent. We provide a list of species and localities and comment on the most relevant species from the anatomical, taxonomic, or geographic point of view. Dataset of the inedit species published in Zenodo (Doi:10.5281/zenodo.3523295) Key words: Molluscs, Slugs, Teruel, Rincón de Ademuz, Aragón, Valencia
 
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Ictiofauna en un espai natural protegit del Pantanal del Brasil: afectació de la composició d’espècies pel cicle hidrològic L’objectiu d’aquesta recerca és descriure la fauna ictiològica de l’àrea situada al voltant de l’Espai Natural Protegit (estação ecológica) de Taiamã, a l’estat de Mato Grosso (Brasil). Per portar a terme l’estudi vam fer tres expedicions els mesos de setembre de 2014 i febrer i maig de 2015, de manera que vam cobrir les estacions hidrològiques d’aigües altes (inundació), aigües baixes (sequera) i aigües decreixents (retrocés). Durant la recerca vam recol·lectar 3.664 exemplars pertanyents a sis ordres, 28 famílies i 78 espècies. L’ordre més abundant va ser Characiformes (̴ 81 % dels exemplars), seguit de Siluriformes (̴ 13 % dels exemplars) i Gymnotiformes (̴ 4 % dels exemplars). Les espècies més representades van ser Moenkhausia dichroura (Kner, 1858), Serrapinus calliurus (Boulenger, 1900), Odontostilbe pequira (Steindachner, 1882) i Pimelodella gracilis (Valenciennes, 1840). El període sec va registrar l’abundància més gran d’espècies (1.541 exemplars), riquesa (61 espècies), diversitat (H’ = 2,69) i equitat (J’ = 0,65). Aquests resultats omplen un buit en la composició d’espècies al Pantanal, principalment pel que fa a dades disponibles de les unitats de conservació i els seus voltants. A més, aquesta recerca proporciona una base de dades per incrementar la llista de control d’espècies de peixos en un aiguamoll remot, com també un instrument per gestionar-les i conservar-les. Dades publicades a GBIF (Doi: 10.15470/jjpuuu)
 
Study sites («) and location of sampling traps in Maâmora forest.
Geographical distribution of most of the genera compared in countries of the Mediterranean Sea.
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We present an update of the Moroccan Eulophidae following samples collected in the Maâmora forest between 2012 and 2014, and completed with a thorough bibliographic study. We report seven genera for the first time in Morocco: Allocerastichus Masi, 1924; Euderomphale Girault, 1916; Eulophus Geoffroy, 1762; Euplectrus Westwood, 1832; Microlycus Thomson, 1878; Tamarixia Masi, 1924 and Trjapitzinichus Kostjukov & Kosheleva, 2006 and six species: Baryscapus impeditus (Nees, 1864); Ceranisus menes (Walker, 1839); Elachertus lateralis (Spinola, 1808); Elasmus atratus Howard, 1897; Microlycus biroi (Erdös, 1951) and Trjapitzinichus politus (Graham, 1991). A possible new species (Baryscapus n. sp.) and two unidentified species (Allocerastichus sp. and Euderomphale sp.) are included in the list of Moroccan Eulophidae. Data published through GBIF (Doi: 10.15470/wpyzuh)
 
Map of the Mediterranean Sea showing Tunisia (insert). Map of Tunisia showing capture sites of Siganus luridus: 1. Northern Tunisia, Gulf of Tunis (Ktari–Chakroun & Bouhlal, 1971); 2. Southern Tunisia, Gulf of Gabès (Ktari & Ktari, 1974; Bradaï, 2000); 3. Northern Tunisia, off Raf–Raf (Charfi–Cheikhrouha, 2004); 4. Northern Tunisia, off Ras–Jebel (Rafrafi–Nouira et al., 2012). 5. Northern Tunisia, Lagoon of Bizerte (this study). Mapa del mar Mediterráneo en el que aparece Túnez (recuadro). Mapa de Túnez en el que se indican los puntos de captura de Siganus luridus: 1. Norte de Túnez, golfo de Túnez (Ktari–Chakroun & Bouhlal, 1971); 2. Sur de Túnez, golfo de Gabés (Ktari & Ktari, 1974; Bradaï, 2000); 3. Norte de Túnez, frente a Raf–Raf (Charfi–Cheikhrouha, 2004); 4. Norte de Túnez, frente a Ras–Jebel (Rafrafi–Nouira et al., 2012); 5. Norte de Túnez, albufera de Bizerta (este estudio).  
Map of the Lagoon of Bizerte, showing capture sites of Stephanolepis diaspros (black circle, see Bdoui et al., 2004), and Siganus luridus (black star, this study). Mapa de la albufera de Bizerta en el que se indican los puntos de captura de Stephanolepis diaspros (círculo negro, ver Bdoui et al., 2004) y Siganus luridus (estrella negra, este estudio).  
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Westernmost occurrence of the dusky spinefoot, Siganus luridus (Osteichthyes, Siganidae) along North African coasts.— A specimen of dusky spinefoot Siganus luridus (Rüppel, 1829) was recorded in the peri-Mediterranean lagoon of Bizerte in northern Tunisia. This record constitutes the northernmost range of the species in Tunisian waters and the westernmost range on North African coasts. Siganus luridus is the second record known to date of a teleost Lessepsian species in a restricted brackish area. We describe the specimen, include morphometric measurements and meristic counts, and discuss the distribution of this herbivorous species in the Lagoon of Bizerte, in Tunisian waters and in the Mediterranean Sea.
 
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Informe sobre interacció agonística en granotes de Malàisia del gènere Gephyromantis (Anura, Mantellidae) Hi ha informacions sobre el comportament territorial de diverses famílies d’amfibis, però n’hi ha molt poques de referents a granotes de Madagascar, malgrat la diversitat extremadament alta d’espècies existent al país. Aquí es descriu l’enfrontament agonístic de dos mascles del gènere Gephyromantis, endèmic de Madagascar. El combat físic va anar precedit d’un canvi en la crida d’advertiment, que va passar a un to més agressiu, per part del mascle resident davant l’aproximació de l’intrús. Tot i que fins ara no s’havia informat d’interacció física, el canvi en el tipus de crida es similar a l’observat en altres Gephyromantis. El combat va durar aproximadament un minut i durant aquest temps cadascun dels mascles va tractar de sotmetre l’altre, fins que l’intrús es va retirar.
 
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Alberto Martínez-Ortí
  • Valencian Museum of Natural History
Vicenç Bros
  • Diputació de Barcelona
A. Fouzi Taybi
  • Université Mohammed Premier
Youness Mabrouki
  • Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Francesc Uribe
  • Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona