Summer Ichthyoplankon in Onega Bay of the White Sea: Species Composition and Spatial Distribution

Research paper by A. V. Mishin, S. A. Evseenko, D. V. Bol’shakov, Ya. Yu. Bol’shakova

Indexed on: 05 May '18Published on: 04 May '18Published in: Journal of Ichthyology


Data on the species composition and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Onega Bay of the White Sea are presented for June–July 2007, 2010–2012, and 2015–2016. In the ichthyoplankton, the specimens of the early developmental stages of 21 fish species were registered; the larvae of the White Sea herring Clupea pallasi marisalbi, capelin Mallotus villosus, and Pacific sand lance Ammodytes hexapterus were the most abundant. It is shown that the northwestern and southeastern zones, distinguished in Onega Bay by hydrophysical parameters, also differ in species composition and in ichthyoplankton abundance.