Saúl Ovidio González Murcia

Saúl Ovidio González Murcia
James Cook University · ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Master of Science Marine Biology and Ecology

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Introduction
Reef fish ecology and regime shifts in coral reefs systems

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Introduction: The Cyprinodontiformes are a group of secondary freshwater fishes widely distributed in El Salvador. Currently, many species of this group are usually incorrectly identified for lack of adequate tools. Additionally, their taxonomy and distribution have changed in recent years. Objective: To provide updated information about the taxono...
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Coral reef benthic communities include a wide range of taxa, but most attention has been given to hard coral assemblages, and how their cover and composition vary over strong spatial gradients. Much less is known about the spatial distribution and composition of coral reef sponge communities, which may become increasingly important on reefs with de...
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Occurrence, abundance, and distribution of fishes in intertidal rock pools are influenced by environmental and biological traits that determine habitat quality. Fishes actively inhabit areas that represent the most suitable habitat for their development. For the intertidal fish community of El Zonte, physical and structural traits of rock pool habi...
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Coral reef fishes are known to respond to chemical cues in the selection of appropriate microhabitats at settlement. Coral- and non-coral-associated species are likely to respond to different stimuli and the cues may change as larvae settle and become familiar with the reef environment. Here, the chemosensory responses of both late-stage larvae and...
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The ichthyology collection at the Natural History Museum of El Salvador (MUHNES) was established in 1970. Herein, we provide the first quantitative and qualitative description of the collection; and the first public record of the specimens and taxa therein represented. The MUHNES fish collection is the largest and most important of El Salvador, hos...
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Diadromous fish undergo habitat shifts over their life cycles, dwelling between different environments. In the Acahuapa River watershed, the distribution, abundance, and length structure of A. monticola and S. multipunctatum were assessed in its tributary rivers and main channel for 1 year. Fishes were captured using electrofishing devices and nets...
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Freshwater habitats and its biodiversity are considered the most vulnerable and affected ecosystems by anthropogenic activities worldwide. El Salvador follows the same trend at an exacerbated level, with highly degraded habitats mainly as a result of change in land use and high levels of water pollution, limiting the natural development of aquatic...
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Abstract: Tide cycles determine the ecological complexity and environmental dynamics observed in the intertidal habitats. Intertidal dwellers show particular patterns of distribution with abrupt changes even at distances of few meters. Tropical intertidal zones have seldom been studied; therefore the community structure and vertical distribution of...
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The composition of the rockpool fish community of El Pital was described. A total of 29 rockpools with volumes ranging from 0.12 to 0.83 m3 were sampled from March to September 2009 using dip nets and clove oil anesthetic solution. A total of 106 fishes belonging to 19 species were captured. The most abundant species were Bathygobius ramosus, Abude...
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Four specimens of the clingfish Tomicodon zebra were caught on the intertidal zone El Pital, El Salvador, Central America. This record extends its known range two latitudinal degrees southward in the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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Biogeography, Ecology and Evolution of Fishes
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Studies on systematics, taxonomy, distribution and ecology of Central American Freshwater fishes.