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Escobar C., Julio César and Castillo G., Francisco A. and Barbosa, Clara. (1993). Estudio preliminar del fitoplancton y la estructura de la comunidad coralina de la Isla Malpelo en el Pacífico colombiano durante el crucero Henry Von Prahl. Boletín Científico CIOH (14). pp. 117-130. doi


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A preliminary study is presented, on the marine phytoplancton and the coraline fauna of the Malpelo Island, in the Colombian Pacific, during the research cruise "Henry Von Prahl" held in october 1990. The geological and oceanographical information of the island is correlated and the influence of the marine currents in the distribution of the fauna of the Islands. It was stablished that the structure of the decapod comunity associated lo the coral Porites capitata (dominance of the Families and individual densities), in the Malpelo Islands and a discussion in presented as a possible bioindicator of "El Niño" phenomena, on the ecosistems of the Islands.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corrientes marinas. Coral. Especie. Crustáceo
Geographical coverage : Pacífico colombiano. Isla Malpelo
Depositing User: Dirección General Marítima
ISSN: 0120-0542
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