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Auteur (up) Harris, S.A.; Noyon, M.; Marsac, F.; Vianello, P.; Roberts, M.J. doi  openurl
  Titre Ichthyoplankton assemblages at three shallow seamounts in the South West Indian Ocean Type Article scientifique
  Année 2020 Publication Revue Abrégée Deep-Sea Res. Part II-Top. Stud. Oceanogr.  
  Volume 176 Numéro Pages 104809  
  Mots-Clés agulhas current; coastal waters; cyclonic eddy; Habitat association; lanternfish larvae; Larval developmental stages; larval fish assemblages; Larval fish assemblages; Latitudinal differences; madagascar; mesoscale; Mesoscale dipole eddy; myctophidae; Seamount effect; swimming speeds; vertical-distribution  
  Résumé The composition and spatial variability of ichthyoplankton assemblages were investigated at three shallow seamounts between latitudes 19 degrees S and 33 degrees S in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) – La Perouse (60 m), an unnamed pinnacle south of Madagascar, referred to hereafter as MAD-Ridge (240 m), and the Walters Shoal seamount (18 m). In all, 299 larvae (23 families, 54 species) were present at La Perouse, 964 larvae (58 families and 127 species) at MAD-Ridge, and 129 larvae (9 families, 24 species) at the Walters Shoal. Larvae of mesopelagic fish in the families Myctophidae and Gonostomatidae were the most dominant at all three seamounts. All developmental stages were present at each seamount, suggesting the larval pelagic phase of certain species occurs at the seamounts. A 'seamount effect' was detected only at MAD-Ridge where larval fish densities were significantly higher at summit stations. Overall, MAD-Ridge had much higher densities of fish larvae (157.0 larvae 100 m(-3)) than La Perouse (31.1 larvae 100 m(-3)) and the Walters Shoal (9.6 larvae 100 m(-3)). Our study demonstrates that ichthyoplankton communities at shallow seamounts in the SWIO are more influenced by their location relative to a landmass, and to oceanographic features such as currents, mesoscale eddies and water masses than the seamount latitude and topography itself.  
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