Freshwater fishes of Hidalgo state (…

Occurrence dataset published by University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology

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Freshwater fishes of Hidalgo state (Mexico) in the MZNA fish collection of the University of Navarra (Spain)

Description

The state of Hidalgo (Mexico) is an important region from the point of view of biodiversity. However, there exists a significant gap in accessible knowledge about species diversity and distribution, especially regarding to freshwater ecosystems. This dataset comprises the sampling records of two projects developed in Hidalgo between 2007 and 2009 about the freshwater fish communities of Tecocomulco lake and rivers belonging to the Metztitlán Canyon Biosphere Reserve. It contains the taxonomic identity (species level) and basic biometric data (total length and weight) as well as date of collection and coordinates of more than 9000 specimens. This dataset is the primary result of the first and unrepeated exhaustive freshwater fish’s survey of Metztitlán Canyon Biosphere Reserve and Tecocomulco lake. It incorporates seven more species to the regional fish fauna, and new exclusive biometric data of ten species. This dataset can be used by studies dealing with, among other interests, North American freshwater fish diversity (species richness, distribution patterns) and biometric analyses, useful for the management and conservation of these areas. The complete dataset is also provided in Darwin Core Archive format.

Purpose

NA

Temporal coverages

Date range: Feb 6, 2007 - Nov 21, 2008

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Administrative contact
David Galicia Paredes Galicia Paredes
Professor
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1, Pamplona, Navarra ES, 31008 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600
Metadata author
David Galicia Paredes
Professor
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600
Originator
David Galicia Paredes
Professor
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600

Published by

University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology

Publication Date

Mar 13, 2014

Registration Date

Nov 25, 2013

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GBIF-Spain

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GBIF Spain IPT

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Description

Hidalgo State, East-Central Mexico. Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (20.23–20.75N; 98.95-98.38W) and Lake Tecocomulco (19.83-19.90N; 98.44-98.35W)

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Geographic Coverage

Hidalgo State, East-Central Mexico. Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (20.23–20.75N; 98.95-98.38W) and Lake Tecocomulco (19.83-19.90N; 98.44-98.35W)

Freshwater fishes of Hidalgo state (Mexico) in the MZNA fish collection of the University of Navarra (Spain)

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Study area description

The Metztitlán Canyon Biosphere Reserve (Hidalgo, Mexico) covers an area of approximately 96000 ha and was designated as a biosphere reserve in 2000. The reserve is situated in the rain shadow of the Sierra Madre Oriental, producing an arid climate and receiving just one quarter of the rainfall of nearby areas located at higher elevations within the Sierra Madre Oriental. Lake Tecocomulco is the only remaining natural water body in the basin of Gran Cuenca del Valle de Mexico. Its surface varies from 7 to 15 km2, depending on the quantity of seasonal rainfall. The lake has turbid and shallow waters, normally with 15-20 m maximum depth, reaching 3 m during some rainy seasons. Sodium, bicarbonates and sulphates are the dominant ions and smaller proportions of calcium, magnesium and chlorine are present (Caballero et al., 1999). Scirpus lacustris L. is the dominant aquatic plant and it extends over much of the central part of the lake. Submerged (Najas spp., Potamogeton spp.) and free floating (Lemna spp.) species are present between the patches of S. lacustris.

Design description

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Funding

Project CGL2006-02844/BOS from the Plan Nacional de I+D+I (2004–2007), Dirección General de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Gobierno de España. Regional Development Fund(ERDF), project FOMIXHGO-2005-CO1-1 from CONACYT-FOMIX, Hidalgo, Mexico. Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional of the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación, Gobierno de España (A/6357/06).

Project Personnel

Principal investigator
Rafael Miranda Ferreiro

Associated parties

Administrative contact
Angel Chaves Illana
Technician
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600
Administrative contact
María Imas Lecumberri
Technician
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600
Administrative contact
Ana Amezcua Martínez
Technician
University of Navarra
Irunlarrea 1 31008 Pamplona Navarra Spain 34948425600

Methodology

Study extent

The state of Hidalgo is located in east central Mexico, at the intersection of the Mexican Neovolcanic Belt, the central highland plateau (Mesa Central) and the Sierra Madre Oriental. Rivers of Hidalgo, part of the Pánuco, Tuxpan and Cazones basins, flow into the Gulf of Mexico. The region is characterized by extreme variation in local ecological systems and a high diversity of flora and fauna, produced by geographic isolation of local populations.

Sampling description

Fourty three localities along the Amajac and Metztitlán rivers and Tecocomulco lake were sampled (Collecting permit SGPA/DGVS/060804/06) using a back-pack electrofishing unit (300-600 V, 0.2-2 A) in November 2007 and May 2008. Fish were anaesthetized with 2-phenoxyethanol (0.2 mg·l-1) before being sexed, measured (total length, in mm) and weighed (g). Majority of specimens were returned to their habitat. Voucher specimens were euthanized by an overdose of anaesthesia and transported to the laboratory for taxonomic identification and study.

Quality control

Specimens are deposited in the 'Zoological Museum of the University of Navarra' (MZNA, Pamplona, Spain), in the 'Colección de la Universidad del Estado de Hidalgo' (UAEH, Pachuca, Mexico) and in the Texas A&M University, Rosenthal Lab. (A&M, Texas, EEUU).

Method Steps

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Collection name

Peces de México

Collection Identifier

28c1c18b-64d8-4691-acdb-73e5653292f8

Parent Collection Identifier

850b564a-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a

Specimen Preservation method

Alcohol

Curational Units

  • 6,453 ± 0 observation
  • 950 ± 0 jar

References

Miranda R, Galicia D, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G. (2009) Threatened fishes of the World: Herichthys labridens (Pellegrin, 1903). Environmental Biology of Fishes. 86(3), 377-378. , 10.1007/s10641-009-9528-x

Miranda R, Galicia D, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G. (2009) Weight-length relationships of some native freshwater fishes of Hidalgo State, Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 620-621. , 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2009.01319.x

Miranda R, Galicia D, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G. (2010) First record of Goodea atripinnis (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae) in the state of Hidalgo (Mexico) and some considerations about its taxonomic position. Hidrobiológica 20(2): 185-190. , http://www.scielo.org.mx/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0188-88972010000200009&lng=es&nrm=iso

Miranda R, Galicia D, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G. 2012. Diversity of the freshwater fishes in the Biosphere Reserve Barranca de Metztitlán, Hidalgo, Mexico, and recommendations for fish conservation and management. The Southwestern Naturalist 57(3): 285–291. , 10.1894/0038-4909-57.3.285

Miranda R, Galicia D, Pulido-Flores G, Monks S, 2008. Análisis poblacional de los peces del Lago Tecocomulco. En: Pulido-Flores G, Monks S, Miranda R, Galicia D (eds.) Estudios científicos en el lago de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, y zonas aledañas. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca (Hidalgo, Mexico). Ciencia al día 8, 51-55.

Agorreta A, Domínguez-Domínguez O, Reina RG, Miranda R, Bermingham E, Doadrio I. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Pseudoxiphophorus (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 80-90. , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.010

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Pulido-Flores G, Monks S, Miranda R, Galicia D (eds.) 2008. Estudios científicos en el lago de Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, y zonas aledañas. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca (Hidalgo, Mexico). Ciencia al día 8, 110 pp.

Bautista-Hernández CE, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G, Miranda R, Galicia D. Helmintofauna de un goodeidae del Lago Tecocomulco, Hidalgo, México. V Foro de Investigadores por la Conservación y III Simposio de Áreas Naturales Protegidas del Estado de Hidalgo. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo y Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales. Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. Mayo 2008.

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Miranda R, Galicia D, Pulido-Flores G, Monks S. Analysing fish assemblage and condition to detect ecological quality areas in the Reserve of Biosphere Barranca de Metztitlán (Hidalgo, México). XIV Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología. Universidad de Huelva, 8-12 de Septiembre de 2008.

Miranda R, Galicia D, Vilches A, Bautista-Hernández CE, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G, Gaspar S, Leunda PM. Fish community structure in relation to environmental factors on a Biosphere Reserve of Hidalgo State (Hidalgo, Mexico). Fortieth annual meeting of the Desert Fishes Council. Cuatrociénegas, Coahulia, México, 12-16 November 2008.

Bautista-Hernández CE, Monks S, Pulido-Flores G, Rosenthal G y Miranda R. Helmintos de algunas poblaciones de Xiphophorus en la Huasteca Hidalguense. VIII Congreso Internacional, XIV Congreso Nacional de Ciencias Ambientales y 3er Congreso de Medio Ambiente. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 3-5 junio de 2009.

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Dominguez-Dominguez O, Agorreta A, Reina R, Miranda R, Berminghan E, Doadrio I. Relaciones filogenéticas del género Heterandria (Ciprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) en Mesoamérica, implicaciones biogeográficas. Sociedad Ictiológica Mexicana. XII Congreso Nacional de Ictiología, Nayarit, México 26 - 29 octubre 2010.

Miranda R, Galicia D, Pulido-Flores G, Monks S (2008) First record of Girardinichthys viviparus, Chapultepec splitfin, in Lake Tecocomulco. Journal of Fish Biology 73, 317–322. , 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01929.x