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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2006, Vol 6, Num, 2     (Pages: 109-116)

Possible Effect of Bottom Temperature on Distribution of Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846) in the Southern Adriatic (Mediterranean Sea)

Nicola Ungaro 1 ,Roberto Gramolini 2

1 Laboratorio Provinciale di Biologia Marina, Molo Pizzoli (Porto), 70123, Bari, Italy
2 Studio Kosmos, Fano (PU), Italy
Viewed : 2069 - Downloaded : 1499 Information on the distribution of the Deep-water rose shrimp - P. longirostris - in the South Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea) is reported. Trawl-surveys (MEDITS project) provided raw data both on catches and sea bottom temperature. Spatial distribution of abundance indices and bottom temperature values has been mapped by means of GIS techniques. Results underlined differential distribution of the species according to geographical zones and depths, and the possible influence of water temperature at sea bottoms. Keywords : Parapenaeus longirostris, Spatial distribution, Bottom temperature, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea