Deep-Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania

Research of Marine Biodiversity and Habitats in the Northwest African Margin

  • Ana Ramos
  • Fran Ramil
  • José Luis  Sanz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Ana Ramos, Fran Ramil, José Luis Sanz
    Pages 1-51
  3. José Luis Sanz, Adolfo Maestro, Luis Miguel Agudo
    Pages 53-117
  4. Josep L. Pelegrí, Jesús Peña-Izquierdo, Francisco Machín, César Meiners, Carmen Presas-Navarro
    Pages 119-153
  5. Lourdes Fernández-Peralta, Miguel Ángel Puerto
    Pages 155-199
  6. Pedro J. Pascual˗Alayón, Carlos Hernández, Manuel Hidalgo, Miguel Ángel Puerto
    Pages 201-240
  7. Eva García-Isarch, Susana S. de Matos-Pita, Isabel Muñoz, Sidi M. Mohamed Moctar, Fran Ramil
    Pages 355-391
  8. Francisco Rocha, Raquel Fernández-Gago, Fran Ramil, Ana Ramos
    Pages 393-417
  9. Marta Gil, Fran Ramil
    Pages 419-444
  10. Belén Calero, Fran Ramil, Ana Ramos
    Pages 445-480
  11. Ana Ramos, José Luis Sanz, Fran Ramil, Luis Miguel Agudo, Carmen Presas-Navarro
    Pages 481-525
  12. Ana Ramos, Fran Ramil, José Luis Sanz, Carmen Presas˗Navarro
    Pages 527-559
  13. José Luis Sanz, Fran Ramil, Luis Miguel Agudo, Ana Ramos
    Pages 561-591
  14. Lourdes Fernández-Peralta, Eva García-Isarch, Ramón García-Cancela, Isabel Muñoz, Francisca Salmerón, Miguel Ángel Puerto et al.
    Pages 593-613
  15. Ana Ramos, José Luís Sanz, Josep L. Pelegrí, Lourdes Fernández-Peralta, Pedro J. Pascual-Alayón, Fran Ramil et al.
    Pages 615-659
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 661-683

About this book


This book compiles the main findings of the multidisciplinary long-term research program developed in the continental margin of one of the more productive and unknown areas of the world oceans, Northwest Africa. The more than 25,000 preserved fishes and benthic invertebrates and quantitative data collected in 342 trawling stations, the 267 oceanographic profiles, the 211 sediment samples and the 28,122 kmprospected by multi˗beam echo sounding allowed to obtain an overview of the amazing biodiversity of the demersal and benthic fauna inhabiting soft- and hard-bottom habitats, as well as the fascinating geomorphology and oceanography, hidden in the Mauritanian slope.


Mauritania Marine biodiversity Benthic ecosystems Megafauna Continental margin Northwest Africa Deep˗sea Ecosystems Demersal Ichthyofaunal Assemblages Deep Chondrichthyes Decapod Assemblages Cephalopods Echinoderms Hydrozoans

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Ramos
    • 1
  • Fran Ramil
    • 2
  • José Luis  Sanz
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Español de Oceanografía VigoSpain
  2. 2.Facultade de Ciencias do MarUniversidade de VigoVigoSpain
  3. 3.Instituto Español de Oceanografía MadridSpain

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