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Auteur (up) Fernandez-Arcaya, U.; Bitetto, I.; Esteban, A.; Teresa Farriols, M.; Garcia-Ruiz, C.; Gil de Sola, L.; Guijarro, B.; Jadaud, A.; Kavadas, S.; Lembo, G.; Milisenda, G.; Maina, I.; Petovic, S.; Sion, L.; Vaz, S.; Massuti, E. doi  openurl
  Titre Large-scale distribution of a deep-sea megafauna community along Mediterranean trawlable grounds Type Article scientifique
  Année 2019 Publication Revue Abrégée Sci. Mar.  
  Volume 83 Numéro Pages 175-187  
  Mots-Clés aristeus-antennatus risso; biodiversity; biomass; community; continental slope; decapod crustaceans; deep sea; demersal fish diversity; distribution pattern; fishing impact; impacts; megafauna; red shrimp; relative roles; size; spatial-distribution; western  
  Résumé The large-scale distribution pattern of megafauna communities along the Mediterranean middle slope was explored. The study was conducted between 500 and 800 m depth where deep-water fishery occurs. Although community studies carried out deeper than 500 m are partly available for some geographic areas, few large-scale comparative studies have been carried out. Within the framework of the MEDITS survey programme, we compared the megafauna community structure in ten geographical sub-areas (GSAs) along the Mediterranean coasts. Additionally, the spatial distribution of fishing was analysed using vessel monitoring by satellite information. Overall, the community showed a significant difference between sub-areas, with a decreasing eastward pattern in abundance and biomass. Longitude was the main factor explaining variation among sub-areas (by generalized additive models). However, we found a region which did not follow the general pattern. GSA 6 (northern Spain) showed significantly lower abundance and a different composition structure to the adjacent areas. The decrease in community descriptors (i.e. abundance and biomass) in this area is probably a symptom of population changes induced by intense fishery exploitation. Overall, a combination of environmental variables and human-induced impacts appears to influence the bentho-pelagic communities along the slope areas of the Mediterranean.  
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