Ichthyological Research

, Volume 62, Issue 2, pp 230–235 | Cite as

Genetic corroboration of Engraulis mordax larvae in the upper Gulf of California, a previously undescribed spawning habitat

  • Noé Díaz-Viloria
  • Laura Sánchez-Velasco
  • Miguel F. Lavín
  • Ricardo Perez-Enriquez
  • Sylvia P. A. Jiménez-Rosenberg
  • Victor M. Godínez
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Abstract

Larvae of the Californian anchovy (Engraulis mordax) in the upper Gulf of California were identified. The finding was achieved with partial sequences of 16S rRNA (479 bp) and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (580 bp) of mtDNA. High abundance of preflexion larvae (64 % of the sampling stations) in the northeastern upper Gulf, combined with environmental conditions (temperature: 17–18 °C; salinity: 35.8–36.0 g/kg; dissolved oxygen: 5.5–6.5 mL/L; chlorophyll a: 1.5–3.0 mg/m3), support an undescribed spawning habitat of E. mordax in the Gulf of California.

Keywords

Californian anchovy molecular genetic identification upper Gulf of California spawning habitat 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noé Díaz-Viloria
    • 1
  • Laura Sánchez-Velasco
    • 1
  • Miguel F. Lavín
    • 2
  • Ricardo Perez-Enriquez
    • 3
  • Sylvia P. A. Jiménez-Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Victor M. Godínez
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional-Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (IPN-CICIMAR)La PazMexico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)EnsenadaMexico
  3. 3.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR)La PazMexico

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