Patrones de distribución espacio-temporal de los estadíos embrionarios y larvales de la anchoíta (Engraulis anchoita Hubbs & Marini) a micro y macro-escala. Su relación con la supervivencia
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This dissertation is focused on the study of implications of spatial patterns on survival of eggs and larvae and subsequent recruitment of the SW Atlantic anchovy, Engraulis anchoita. The study of distribution patterns is encompassed within the conceptual framework of the analysis of reproductive strategies of marine bony fish, as adaptations that enable them to cope with and actively exploit environmental variability, regulating their abundance and avoiding extinction. The SW Atlantic anchovy, is ideally suitable for studies on reproductive biology and recruitment on a comparative basis. Its spawning and nursery grounds are located in very diverse ecosystems. This variety refers to their physico-chemical properties, carrying capacity, the influence of several water masses, and the contribution of fresh water runoffs from different origins. Important physical features are seasonal thermocline formation, and the presence of transitional regions such as oceanic, shelf-break and tidal she.....