Coastal Ichthyofauna from the Norwest of Baja California, Mexico

Science Faculty
Autonomous University of Baja California
Km 106 carretera Tijuana-Ensenada
22830 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Phone:  646 174 4560
Fax  646 174 4560

Dr. Gorgonio Ruiz Campos
Head of the Project
Phone: 646 174 4560 ext.114

The northwestern region of Baja California, particularly that circumscribed into the faunistic district of San Diego, has been object of special interest due to its ecologic and biogeographic characteristics. A total of 23 species (19 native and 4 exotic) inhabiting coastal wetland environments (entrances and salt marshes) was registered. Native ichthyofauna is composed, ecologically, by species of marine lineage/origin (78.9% sporadic and 21.1% diadromous) and timely by permanent species (34.8%), tide visitors (39.1%) and occasional visitors (26.1%).
Database has 388 specimens grouped in 18 families, 32 genera and 34 species, collected at 55 localities and it belongs to the SNIB .

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