Settlement of gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata L. in a southern Irish Sea coastal habitat
Abstract:For the first time, early juvenile stages of gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata were consistently collected in a brackish estuarine area in the southern Irish Sea over a period of 4 months. This finding, in connection with other recent evidence, raises the possibility that S. aurata may currently spawn, or at least successfully settle, in more northern locations than previously known.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Marine Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland 2: Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, P. O. Bag Service 45111, Fredericton, E3B 6E1, Canada
Publication date: January 1, 2008