Aquatic mammals from the Mexican Caribbean; a review

  • Carlos Alberto Niño-Torres Universidad de Quintana Roo. División de Ciencias e Ingeniería. Blvd. Bahía s/n esq. Ignacio Comonfort, Col. Del Bosque, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 77019. México
  • María del Carmen García-Rivas Reserva de la Biosfera Tiburón Ballena, Parque Nacional Isla Contoy Puerto Juárez, Quintana Roo., Comisión Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas. SEMARNAT. Insurgentes 445, Col. Magisterial, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 77039. México
  • Delma Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez Fundación Internacional para la Naturaleza y la Sostenibilidad (FINS), Calle Larún Manzana 75, Lote 4, Andara, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 77014, México.
  • Janneth Adriana Padilla-Saldívar El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Av. Centenario Km. 5.5, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 77014. México
  • María del Pilar Blanco-Parra Fundación Internacional para la Naturaleza y la Sostenibilidad (FINS), Calle Larún Manzana 75, Lote 4, Andara, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, 77014, México.
  • Rafael de la Parra-Venegas Red de Varamientos de Mamíferos Marinos del Caribe Mexicano. Av. Xelha N°1-311, SM 28, Cancún, Quintana Roo, 77500. México
Palabras clave: Aquatic mammals, Mexican Caribbean, management units

Resumen

We present a review of the aquatic mammal species occurring in the Mexican Caribbean. Several published sources were reviewed to find information about aquatic mammals reported for the Mexican Caribbean. Additionally, we consulted 29 national and international collections and museums. Based on documents, collections, direct records and local news, we analyzed 18 confirmed species of aquatic mammals for the study area [Tursiops truncatus, Stenella clymene, S. frontalis, S. longirostris, Steno bredanensis, Grampus griseus, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Peponocephala electra; Pseudorca crassidens, Orcinus orca, Physeter macrocephalus, Kogia breviceps, K. sima, Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Trichechus manatus manatus, Lontra longicaudis annectens and Monachus tropicalis (extinct)]. In order to gather solid baseline information that enhances efficient long-term management, regular and systematic population censuses of the aquatic mammal community are recommended. We recommend the use of the Mexican Caribbean area as a separate unit of management and conservation, differently as has been included in the macro region Gulf of Mexico/Mexican Caribbean.

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Niño-Torres, C. A., García-Rivas, M. del C., Castelblanco-Martínez, D. N., Padilla-Saldívar, J. A., Blanco-Parra, M. del P., & de la Parra-Venegas, R. (1). Aquatic mammals from the Mexican Caribbean; a review. HIDROBIOLÓGICA, 25(1), 127-138. Recuperado a partir de https://hidrobiologica.izt.uam.mx/index.php/revHidro/article/view/468
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