Catalogue | Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


This search interface gives access to the reference database of VLIZ, an extensive collection of (inter)national marine scientific literature references.

You can limit your search to the Belgian marine literature only or to the VLIZ Library catalogue only by checking the 'VLIZ Library' box.

New search
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

Rocky reef biodiversity survey: Punta Pardelas, Argentina
Bravo, G.; Livore, J.P.; Battini, N.; Gastaldi, M.; Lauretta, D.; Brogger, M.; Raffo, M.P.; Lagger, C.; Bigatti, G. (2021). Rocky reef biodiversity survey: Punta Pardelas, Argentina. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e72081.
In: Biodiversity Data Journal. Pensoft Publishers: Sofia. ISSN 1314-2828, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Author keywords
    sampling event, rocky reef, Southern Ocean, photoquadrats, biodiversity, scientific diving

Authors  Top 
  • Bravo, G.
  • Livore, J.P.
  • Battini, N.
  • Gastaldi, M.
  • Lauretta, D.
  • Brogger, M.
  • Raffo, M.P.
  • Lagger, C.
  • Bigatti, G.

    Temperate rocky reefs in the SW Atlantic are productive areas that support highly diverse communities of invertebrates, algae and fishes. Rocky outcrops form complex structures which offer a diversity of microhabitats that lead to a great variety of co-existing species. Subtidal biodiversity within the Natural Protected Area Península Valdés is largely unexplored and studies are mainly limited to fish. A total of 560 high definition photoquadrats from seven rocky reefs (1-25 m depth) at Punta Pardelas were obtained during March 2019. In total, 4491 occurrences were recorded and identified to phyla (n = 2), superclasses (n = 1), classes (n = 5), subclasses (n = 2), orders (n = 2), families (n = 1), subfamilies (n = 1), genera (n = 10) and species (n = 43) levels. This dataset was developed to provide a baseline inventory of Punta Pardelas inside the Natural Protected Area, that was only partially reported more than 50 years ago. Such data represent the first step towards monitoring these less-accessible ecosystems.

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors