CICIMAR-IPN Ichthyoplankton Collection

Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences, IPN
Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional s/n
Col. Playa Palo de Santa Rita
Apdo. Postal 592
23096 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
Phone: (612)123 4658, 123 4734 y 123 4666
Fax (612) 122 5322


Dr. Rene Funes Rodriguez
Curator of the Ichthyoplankton Collection
Department of Plankton and Marine Ecology

M. en C. Ricardo Javier Saldierna Martinez
Head of the Fish Larvae Project at El Vizcaíno region
Department of Plankton and Marine Ecology

The Ichthyoplankton Collection gathers information from the two main areas of the Madalena - Almejas Bay Estuarine System and the El Vizcaino neritic region. The former one is the biggest and most important region of the Mexican Pacific, it relates to the ocean through three entrances that promote the exchange of water and marine fauna. The environmental and fishery relevance is based on the complexity of the fauna and the abundance of trade attractive resources, mainly fishing of minor pelagic fish.

The data base which belongs to SNIB, has 4 137 curatorial records from 102 families, 227 genera and 263 species

Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences

Link to projects supported by CONABIO:

S102 y S097