Atlantic snake pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) extends its northward distribution range to Svalbard (Arctic Ocean).

Fleischer, Dirk, Schaber, Matthias and Piepenburg, Dieter (2007) Atlantic snake pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) extends its northward distribution range to Svalbard (Arctic Ocean). Polar Biology, 30 (10). pp. 1359-1362. DOI 10.1007/s00300-007-0322-y.

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Abstract

Ecological forecasts predict the immigration of boreal species into Arctic waters as one consequence of rising sea temperatures. Here, we report the finding of Atlantic snake pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) off the western coast of Spitsbergen at 79°N in August 2006. This syngnathid fish species, which was presumed to be confined to waters south of Iceland, has dramatically increased in population size in its core distribution area in the northeastern Atlantic since 2002, probably in response to greater reproduction success due to higher water temperatures. We conclude that our finding is an indication of the predicted northward extension of the distribution range of boreal species.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Entelurus aequoreus, Snake pipefish, Spitsbergen, Arctic, Distribution area, Sea surface temperature
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s00300-007-0322-y
ISSN: 0722-4060
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 18:19
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/348

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