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Institute of Aquatic Ecology

Marine Biology


Institute of Aquatic Ecology

Campus de Montilivi mapa
M. Aurèlia Capmany 69
17003 Girona, Spain
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Serrat, A., Saborido-Rey, F., Garcia-Fernandez, C., Muñoz, M., lloret, J., Thorsen, A., Kjesbu, O.S. 2019. New insights in oocyte dynamics shed light on the complexities associated with fish reproductive strategies. Scientific Reports 9, 18411 (2019). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-54672-3

Rodríguez-Mendoza R., Muñoz M., Saborido-Rey, F. 2019. Structure and connectivity of bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus, populations in the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean. Fisheries Research, 213: 56-66.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2019.01.006

Serrat A, Lloret J, Frigola-Tepe X, Muñoz M. 2019. Trade-offs between life-history traits in a coldwater fish in the Mediterranean Sea: the case of blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou. J Fish Biol. 2019;1–16.

https://doi. org/10.1111/jfb.13993



Le Gall L., Gey D., Vergés A. 2018. Insights into the rare Mediterranean endemic Kallymenia spathulata: DNA phylogenies resolves this species as Halymeniaceae (Halymeniales) rather than Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales) with the proposal of Felicinia spathulata comb. nov. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 39 (2): 1-9

Serrat, A., Muñoz, M., Lloret J. 2018. Condition and reproductive strategy of the Argentina sphyraena, a cold-water species in the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-018-0763-x

Villegas-Hernández, H., Lloret, J., Muñoz, M., Poot-López, G.R., Guillén-Hernández, S., González.Salas C. 2018. Age-specific environmental differences on the otolith shape of the bastard grunt (Pomadasys incisus) in the north-western Mediterranean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101: 775-789. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-018-0737-z



Barberá, C., Mallol, S., Vergés A., Cabanellas-Reboredo M., Díaz D., Goñi R. 2017. Maerl beds inside and outside a 25-year-old no-take area. Marine Ecology Progress Series 572: 77–90.

Domínguez-Petit, R. Anastosopoulou, L. Cubillos, H.D. Gerritsen, P. Gonçalves, J.M. Hidalgo, J. Kennedy, M. Korta, G. Marteinsdottir, C. Morgado, M. Muñoz, I. Quincoces, M. Sainza, A. Thorsen, F. Vitale. Chapter 3: Maturity. 2017. In: Handbook of Applied Fisheries Reproducive Biology for Stock Assessment and Management. R. Domínguez-Petit, H. Murua, F. Saborido-Rey, E.A. Trippel (eds). http://handle.net/10261/87787.

Garrabou J, Sala E, Linares C, Ledoux JB, Montero-Serra I, Dominici JM, Kipson S, Teixidó N, Cebrian E, Kersting DK, Harmelin JG (2017). Re-shifting the ecological baseline for the overexploited Mediterranean red coral. Scientific Reports  7: 42404DOI:10.1038/srep42404

Kersting, DK., Cebrian, E., Verdura, J., Ballesteros. E. (2017) A unique Cladochora caespitosa with unique ecological traits. Mediterranean Marine Sciences, 18(1)38-42 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/mms.1955      

Saunders G.W., Huisman J.M., Vergés A., Kraft G.T., Le Gall L. 2017. Phylogenetic analyses support recognition of ten new genera, ten new species and 16 new combinations in the family Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie, Algologie, 38 (2): 1-54.

Thibaut T, Blanfuné A, Boudouresque CF,  Personnic S, Ruitton S, Ballesteros E, Bellan-Santini D, Nike Bianchi C, Bussotti S, Cebrian E, Cheminée A, Culioli JM, Derrien-Courtel S, Guidetti P, Harmelin-Vivien M, Hereu B, Morri C, Poggiale JC, Verlaque M (2017) An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of Mediterranean algae-dominated shallow rocky reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin 117: 311-329 DOI: j.marpolbul.2017.01.029



Blanquer A, Uriz MJ, Cebrian E, Galand PE. 2016. Snapshot of a Bacterial Microbiome Shift during the Early Symptoms of a Massive Sponge Die-Off in the Western Mediterranean. Front. Microbiol. 7:752. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00752

Brosset P.; Lloret J.; Muñoz M.; Fauvel C.; Van Beveren E.; Marques V.; Fromentin J.M.; Ménard F.; Saraux C. 2016. Body reserves mediate trade-offs between life-history traits: new insights from small pelagic fish reproduction. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160202

Cefalí ME, Cebrian E, Chappuis E, Pinedo S, Terradas M, Mariani S, Ballesteros E. 2016. Life on the boundary: environmental factors as drivers of habitat distribution in the littoral zone. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.043

Ferrer-Maza, Dolors.; Lloret, Josep; Muñoz, Marta; Faliex, Elisabeth; Vila, Sílvia; Sasal, Pierre. 2016. Links between parasitism, energy reserves and fecundity of European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus, in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.  Conservation Physiology 4. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov069

Huisman J.M., Saunders G.W., Le Gall L. & Vergés A. 2016. Rhytimenia, a new genus of red algae based on the rare Kallymenia maculata (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 55(3): 299-307.

Kersting D.K., E Cebrian, J Verdura, E Ballesteros. 2016. Rolling corals in the Mediterranean Sea. Coral Reefs. doi 10.1007/s00338-016-1498-9

Kersting D.K., E Cebrian, J Verdura, E Ballesteros. 2016. A new Cladocora caespitosa population of unique ecological traits. Mediterranean Marine Science.

Lloret, J., Cowx, I.,  Cabral, H., Castro, M., Font, T., Gonçalves, J.M.S., Gordoa. A., Hoefnagel, E., Matic-Skoko, S., Mikkelsen, E.., Morales-Nin, B., Moutopoulos D.K., Muñoz, M. et al. Small-scale coastal fisheries in European Seas are not what they were: ecological, social and economic changes. Marine Policy (in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.11.007).

Peteiro C., Cortés B., Arroyo N.L., García-Tasende M., Vergés A. & Martínez B. 2016. Bancos de algas para conservar los bosques de laminarias. Quercus 363: 40-46.

Peteiro C., Cortés B., Arroyo N.L., García-Tasende M., Vergés A. & Martínez B. 2016. Creación de bancos de germoplasma o “semillas” con algas laminarias para su conservación, restauración ecológica y/o cultivo comercial. Ipac. Revista de acuicultura 105, 15-19.

Rattray A, Andrello M, Asnaghi V, Bevilacqua S, Bulleri F, Cebrian E, Chiantore M, Claudet J, Deudero S, Evans J, Fraschetti S, Guarnieri G, Mangialajo L, Schembri PJ, Terlizzi A, Benedetti-Cecchi L. 2016. Effects of geographic distance, water circulation and environmental conditions in shaping the biodiversity of Mediterranean rocky coasts. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi: 10.3354/meps11783

Villegas-Hernández H.; Muñoz M.; Lloret J. 2016. Reproductive traits of the pompano, Trachinotus ovatus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the North-western Mediterranean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 96 (2016): 1053-1063.



Arizmendi R, Linares C, Garrabou J, Antunes A, Ballesteros E, Cebrián E, Díaz D, Ledoux JB (2015) Combining genetic and demographic data for the conservation of a Mediterranean marine habitat-forming species PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119585 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119585.

Casas E, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Cebrian E (2015) Structure and biodiverstiy of coralligenous assemblages over broad spatiala and temporal scales. Marine Biology 162:901–912

Ferrer-Maza D.; Lloret J.; Muñoz M.; Faliex E.; Vila S.; Sasal P. 2015.  Health and reproduction of red mullet Mullus barbatus in the western Mediterranean Sea. Hydrobiologia. 753: 189-204.  ISSN: 0018-8158. 

Kersting DK, Cebrian E ,Casado C, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Linares C. 2015. Experimental evidences of synergistic effect of warming and invasive algae on a temperate reef-builder coral. Scientific reports 5:18635

Linares C, Vidal M, Canals M, Kersting D, Amblas D, Aspillaga E, Cebrian E, Díaz D, Hereu B, Garrabou J, Navarro L, Teixidó N, Ballesteros E (2015) Persistent acidification drives major distribution shifts in marine benthic ecosystems. Proceedings Royal Society B, 282: 20150587

Ling SD; Scheibling RE; Johnson CR; Salomon AK; Rassweiler A; Shears N; Connell SD; Norderhaug KM; Pérez-Matus A; Hernández JC; S; Blamey LK; Hereu B; Ballesteros E; Sala E; 34-Garrabou J; Cebrian E; Zabala M; Fujita D; Johnson LE (2015) Global regime shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.307: 2013-0269

Lloret J.; Sabatés A.; Muñoz M.; Demestre M.; Solé I.; Font T.; Casadevall M.; Martín P.; Gómez S. 2015.  How a Multidisciplinary approach involving ethnoecology, biology and fisheries can help explain the spatio-temporal changes in marine fish abundance resulting from climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 448-461.   ISSN: 1466-822X. 

Serrat A., Pons P., Puig-Dironès R. & C. Stefanescu. 2015. Environmental factors influencing butterfly abundance after a severe wildfire in Mediterranean vegetation. Animal BIodiversity and Conservation, 38 (2): 207-220.

Sipkema D.; de Caralt S.; Morillo J.A.; Al-Soud W.A.; Sorensen S.J.; Smidt H.; Uriz M.J. 2015. Similar sponge-associated bacteria can be acquired via both vertical and horizontal transmission. Environmental Microbiology, 17(10): 3807-3821. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12827.

Villegas-Hernández H.; Lloret J.; Muñoz M. 2015. Reproduction, condition and abundance of the Mediterranean bluefih (Pomatomus saltatrix) in the context of sea warming. Fisheries Oceanography, 24(1): 42-46. doi: 10.1111/fog.12091.

Villegas-Hernández H.; Lloret J.; Muñoz M. 2015.  Climate-driven changes in life-history traits of the bastard grunt Pomadasys incisus (Teleostei:Haemulidae) in the north-western Mediterranean. Mediterranean Marine Science, 16(1),  21-30.   ISSN: 1108-393X



Casado C, Kersting DK, Cebrian E, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Linares C (2014) Rapid recovery from injuries in the temperate long-lived coral Cladocora caespitosa. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-014-0219-2

Ferrer-Maza D.; Lloret J.; Muñoz M.; Faliex E.; Vila S.; Sasal P. 2014.  Parasitism, condition and reproduction of the European hake (Merluccius merluccius) in the NW Mediterranean Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71: 1088-1099, ISSN: 1054-3139

Friedlander A; Obura D; Aumeeruddy R; Ballesteros E; Church J; Cebrian E; Sala E (2014). Coexistence of low coral cover and near pristine fish biomass at Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles. Plos One, 9(1): 87359

Kersting D.K.; Ballesteros E.; De Caralt S.; Linares C. 2014. Invasive macrophytes in a Marine Reserve (Columbretes Islands, NW Mediterranean): spread dynamics and  interaction with the endemic scleractinian coral Cladocora caespitosa.  Biological Invasions, 16: 1599-1610. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0594-9.

Kipson S, Linares C, Čižmek H, Cebrián E, Ballesteros E, Bakran-Petricioli T, Garrabou J (2014) Population structure and conservation status of the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata (Risso, 1826) in the Eastern Adriatic Sea. Marine Ecology, doi: 10.1111/maec.12195

Martin C. S., M. Giannoulaki, F. De Leo, M. Scardi, M. Salomidi, L. Knitweiss, M. L. Pace, G. Garofa, M. Gristina, E. Ballesteros, G. Bavestrello, E. Cebrian, A. Belluscio, V. Gerakaris, G. Pergent, et al. (2014). Coralligenous and maërl habitats: predictive modelling to identify their spatial distributions across the Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep05073

Robuchon M., Le Gall L., Gey D., Valero M. & Vergés A. 2014. Kallymenia crouaniorum (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta), a new red algal species from the Laminaria hyperborea understorey community. European Journal of Phycology 49(4): 493-507

Sánchez N., Vergés A.,  Peteiro C.,  Sutherland J.E. & Brodie J. 2014. Diversity of bladed Bangiales (Rhodophyta) in western Mediterranean: recognition of the genus Themis and descriptions of T. ballesterosii sp. nov., T. iberica sp. nov., and Pyropia parva sp. nov. J. Phycol. 50 (5): 908-929.

Vergés A, Tomas F, Cebrian E, Ballesteros E, Kizilkaya Z, Dendrinos P, Karamanlidis A, Spiegel D, Sala E. (2014) Tropical rabbitfish and the deforestation of a warming. Journal of Ecology, 45-52.

Vergés A., Gey D., Utgé J., Cruaud C. & Le Gall L. 2014.  Recognition of a new species of Kallymenia (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Croatia (Mediterranean Sea) based on morphology and DNA barcode. European Journal of Phycology 49(3): 332-344.

Villegas-Hernández H.; Muñoz M.; Lloret J. 2014.  Life-history traits of temperate and termophilic barracudas (Teleostei: Sphyraenidae) in the context of sea warming in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 84: 1940- 1957. ISSN: 0022-111



De Caralt SCebrian E (2013) Impact of an invasive alga (Womersleyella setacea) on sponge assemblages: compromising the viability of future populations. Biological invasions 15:1591-1608

De Caralt S.; Bry D.; Bontemps N.; Turon X.; Uriz M.J.; Banaigs B. 2013. Sources of Secondary Metabolite Variation in Dysidea avara (Porifera: Demospongiae): the Importance of Having Good Neighbours. Marine Drugs, 11: 489-503. DOI:10.3390/md11020489.

De Caralt S.; Cebrian E. 2013. Impact of an Invasive Alga (Womersleyella setacea) on Sponge Assemblages: Compromising the Viability of Future Populations. Biological Invasions, 15: 1591-1600. DOI: 101007/s10530-012-0394-7.

Linares C, Cebrian E, Kipson S, Garrabou J (2013) Does thermal history influence the tolerance to future warming events by temperate gorgonians? Marine Environmental Research 89:45-52

Muñoz, M., Lloret, J., Vila, S. 2013. Effects of artisanal fisheries on the scorpaenids (Scorpaena spp.) in the marine protected area of Cap de Creus (NW Mediterranean). Fisheries Research 138: 146–151.

Teixido N, Casas E, Cebrian E, Linares C, Garrabou J (2013) Impacts on coralligenous outcrop biodiversity of a dramatic coastal storm. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0053742

Vergés A., Comalada N., A. Sánchez & J. Brodie. 2013. A reassessment of the foliose Bangiales (Rhodophyta) in the Balearic Islands including the proposed synonymy of Pyropia olivii with Pyropia koreana. Botanica Marina 56 (3): 229-240.

Vergés, A., Sánchez N., Peteiro C., Polo L.  & Brodie J. 2013. Pyropia suborbiculata (Bangiales, Rhodophyta): first records from the northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean of this North Pacific species. Phycologia 52 (1): 121-129.



Cebrian E. & Rodríguez-Prieto (2012) Marine invasion in the Mediterranean Sea: The role of abiotic factors when there is no biological resistance. PloS ONE 7(2): e31135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031135

Cebrian, E., Linares C., Marshall C., Garrabou J. (2012) Exploring the effects of invasive algae on the persistence of gorgonian populations. Biological Invasions. Biological Invasions 14: 2647–2656 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0261-66

De Caralt SCebrian E (2012) Impact of an Invasive Alga (Womersleyella setacea) on Sponge Assemblages: Compromising the Viability of Future Populations. Biologica Invasions.15:1591-1608

Joher S., Ballesteros E., Cebrian E., Sánchez N., Rodríguez-Prieto C. (2012) Deep-water macroalgal-dominated coastal detritic habitats on the continental shelf off Mallorca and Menorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean). Botanica Marina. 55: 485-497

Linares, C; E. Cebrian, & Coma, R. (2012) Turf algae on Mediterranean gorgonian forests: assessing their effects on gorgonian recruitment and juvenile survival. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 452: 82-88 doi: 10.3354/meps09586

Lloret J., Muñoz M., Casadevall M. 2012. Threats posed by artisanal fisheries to the reproduction of coastal fish species of a Mediterranean marine protected area. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 113: 133-140.

Lloret J., Faliex E., Shulman G.E., Raga J.A., Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Ahuir-Baraja A.E., Montero F.E., Reoullés-Albelda A., Cardinales M., Ratz H.J., Vila S., Ferrer D. 2012.  Fish health and fisheries, implications for stock assessment and management: the Mediterranean example. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 20 (3): 1-16.

Uriz M.J.; De Caralt S.; Cebrian E.; Turon X.; Mateo M.A.; Becerro M.A. Interactions: algae, sponges, urchins. 2012. In: Assessment of the ecological impact of the extrem storm of Sant Esteve’s Day (26 December 2008) on the littoral ecosystems of the north Mediterranean Spanish coasts. Mateo M.A.; Garcia-Rubies A. (eds.). ISBN:978-84-606-8384-1, pp.87- 96.



Casadevall M., J. Lloret, M. Muñoz. (eds.). 2011. Home vs Mar. Quaderns de Medi Ambient n. 2. Documenta Universitaria. ISBN: 978-84-9984-099-4. 111p.

Cebrian, E., Uriz, MJ., Garrabou, J., Ballesteros E. (2011) Sponge mass mortalities in a warming Mediterranean Sea: Are cyanobacteria-harboring species worse off? PloS ONE 6(6): e20211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020211

Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E., Linares C & F. Tomás (2011). Do native herbivores provide resistance to Mediterranean marine bioinvasions? A seaweed example. Biological Invasions 13: 1397–1408

Giakoumi, S., E. Cebrian, GD. Kkokkoris, E. Ballesteros & E. Sala (2011) The structure of shallow rocky sublittoral communities in the Cyclades, Eastern Mediterranean: relationships between fish, sea urchins and macroalgae. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 1: 1-10 doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.06.004

Kipson, S., Fourt, M., Teixido, N., Cebrian, E., Casas, E., Ballesteros, E., Zabala, M., Garrabou, J. (2011) Rapid biodiversity assessment and monitoring method for high diverse benthic communities: the case study of the Mediterranean coralligenous outcrops. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27103. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027103

Rodriguez-Mendoza R., Muñoz M., Saborido-Rey F. 2011.  Ontogenetic allometry of the bluemouth Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean using Geometric Morphometrics. Hydrobiologia 670: 5-22

Sales, M., Cebrian, E., Tomas, F., Ballesteros E. (2011) Pollution impacts and recovery potential in three species of the genus Cystoseira (Fucales, Heterokontophyta). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 347-357

Sequeira V., Vila S., Neves A., Rifes P., Nunes M.L., Vieira A.R., Barros R., Muñoz M., Serrano-Gordo L. 2011. The gelatinous matrix of the teleost Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Delaroche, 1809) in the context of its reproductive strategy. Marine Biology Research 7: 478-487

Tomas, F., Cebrian, E., Ballesteros E. (2011) Differential herbivory of invasive algae by native fish: temporal and spatial variability. Estuarine coast and Shelf Science 211: 27-34



Cebrian E. & E. Ballesteros (2010). Invasion of Mediterranean benthic assemblages by red alga Lophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) F. Schmitz: depth-related temporal variability in biomass and phenology. Aquatic Botany. 92: 81-85.

Cebrian E. (2010) Grazing on coral reefs facilitates growth of the excavating sponge Cliona orientalis (Clionaidae, Hadromerida). Marine Ecology 31: 533-538

De Caralt S.; Sánchez-Fontenla J.; Uriz M.J.; Wijffels R.H. 2010. In situ aquaculture methods for Dysidea avara (Demospongiae, Porifera) in Northwestern Mediterranean. Marine Drugs, 8: 1731-1742. DOI: 10.3390/md8061731.

Muñoz M. Scorpaeniformes. 2010. In: Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and processes. K.S. Cole (ed.), University of California Press. USA. 

Muñoz M., Dimitriadis C., Casadevall M., Vila S., Delgado-Sureda E., Lloret J. & F. Saborido-Rey. 2010. Female reproductive biology of the bluemouth Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus in the North-Western Mediterranean: spawning and fecundity. 2010.  Journal of Fish Biology 77: 2423-2442.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02835.x/pdf

Vila S., Sàbat M., Muñoz M., Casadevall, M. 2010.  Spermiogenesis particularities of a sperm storage species: Helicolenus dactylopterus (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae). Scientia Marina, 74(4): 687-704.



Ballesteros E., J. Garrabou, B. Hereu, M. Zabala , E. Cebrian, E. Sala (2009). Community structure and growth of a deep water stand of Cystoseira zosteroides (Phaeophyta) in the Northwestern Mediterranean. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 82: 477-48

Cebrian E. & E. Ballesteros (2009). Temporal and spatial variability in shallow- and deep-water populations of theinvasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea in the Western Mediterranean. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 83: 469-474

Lloret J., Demestre M., Casadevall M., Muñoz M. 2009. Towards new approaches to fisheries management in the Mediterranean sea. In: Fisheries: Management, Economics and Perspectives (Nova Science Publishers, Inc) https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=8624

Sàbat, Lo Nostro, Casadevall Muñoz. 2009. A Light and Electron Microscopy Study on the Organization of the Testis and the Semicystic Spermatogenesis of the genus Scorpaena (Teleostei, Scorpaenidae). Journal of Morphology, 270: 662-672.



Mendola D.; De Caralt S.; Uriz M.J.; van den End F.; van Leeuwen J.L.; Wijffels R.H. 2008. Environmental flow regimes for Dysidea avara sponges. Marine Biotechnology, 10: 622-630. DOI: 10.1007/s10126-008-9102-0.



Ballesteros, E., Cebrian, E., Alcoverro, T. 2007. Mortality of seagrass Posidonia oceanica following meadow invasion by red alga Lophocladia lallemandii. Botanica Marina 50: 8-13

Cardona L.; López D.; Sales M.; De Caralt S.; Díez I. 2007. Effects of recreational fishing on three fish species from the Posidonia oceanica meadows of Minorca (Balearic archipelago, Western Mediterranean). Scientia Marina, 71(4): 811-820. ISSN:0214-8358.

Cebrian E., M.J. Uriz & X. Turon (2007). Sponges as bioaccumulators of heavy metals: spatial and temporal variations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26(11): 2430-2439.

Cebrian E., Uriz, M. J.2007. Contrasting effects of heavy metals and hydrocarbons on larval settlement and juvenile survival in sponges. Aquatic Toxicology 81: 137-143

Cebrian E., Uriz, M.J. 2007. Contrasting effects of heavy metals on sponge cells behaviour. Archives of Environmental Contamination and toxicology 53: 552-558

Cebrian E., Uriz, M.J. 2007. Do heavy metals play an active role in sponge cell behaviour in absence of calcium? Consequences in larval settlement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346: 60-65

De Caralt S.; Otjens H.; Uriz M.J.; Wijffels R.H. 2007. Cultivation of sponge larvae: Settlement, survival and growth of juveniles. Marine Biotecnology, 9: 592-605. DOI: 10.1007/s10126-007-9013-5.

De Caralt S.; Uriz M.J.; Ereskovsky A.V.; Wijffels R.H. 2007. Embryo development of Corticium candelabrum (Demospongiae: Homosclerophorida). Invertebrate Biology, 126(3): 211-219. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7410.2007.00091.x.

De Caralt S.; Uriz M.J.; Wijffels R.H. 2007. Cell culture from sponges: pluripotency and immortality. Trends in Biotechnology, 25(10): 467-471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2007.08.006.

De Caralt S.; Uriz M.J.; Wijffels R.H. 2007. Vertical transmission and successive location of symbiotic bacteria during embryo development and larva formation in Corticium candelabrum (Porifera: Demospongiae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87: 1693-1699. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407056846.

De Caralt S.; Uriz M.J.; Wijffels R.H.; 2007. Grazing, differential size-class dynamics and survival of a Mediterranean sponge species: Corticium candelabrum. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 360: 97-106. DOI: 10.3354/meps07365.

Koya Y., Muñoz, M. 2007. Comparative study on ovarian structures in scorpaenids : possible evolutional process of reproductive mode. Ichthyological Research, 54: 221-230.

Vila S., Muñoz M., Sàbat M., Casadevall M. Annual cycle of stored spermatozoa within the ovaries of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Teleostei, Scorpaenidae). 2007. Journal of Fish Biology 71: 596-609.

Vila, S., Sàbat, M., Hernandez, M.R., Muñoz, M. 2007. Intraovarian sperm storage in Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus: Fertilization, crypt formation and maintenance of stored sperm. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 14: 21-27.



Ballesteros, E., Cebrian, E., Garcia-Rubies, A., Alcoverro, T., Romero, J., Font, X. 2007. Pseudovivipary, a new form of asexual reproduction in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Botanica Marina 48: 175-177.

Cebrian, E. & MJ. Uriz 2006. A facilitation example involving sponges: grazing on fleshy seaweeds by sea urchins enhances Cliona viridis abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 323: 83-89.

Cebrian, E., R. Martí, G. Agell & M.J. Uriz 2006. Response to heavy metal pollution of the Mediterranean sponge Chondrosia reniformis Nardo. Environmental Pollution 141: 452-458

Hernández M.R., Ribas D., Muñoz M., Casadevall, M. & L. Gil de Sola. 2006. Depth records of Ophidion barbatum (Ophidiiformes, Ophidiidae) in Western Mediterranean. Cybium 30: 85-86.

Ribas D., Muñoz M., Casadevall M.& L. Gil de Sola. 2006. How does the northern Mediterranean population of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus resist fishing pressure?. Fisheries Research 79: 285-293.

Uriz, M.J & E. Cebrian 2006. Presence of the genus Petrosaspongia Bergquist, 1995 (Porifera: Demospongiae) in the Atlantic with description of a new species 1209: 61-68.

Vergés A. & Rodriguez-Prieto, C. 2006. Anatomical characteristics and reproductive structures of Kallymenia lacerata (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 27: 31-43.

Vergés A. & Rodriguez-Prieto, C. 2006. Vegetative and reproductive morphology of Kallymenia patens (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Botanica Marina 49(4): 310-314.



Hernández, M.R.; Sàbat, M.; Muñoz, M.; Casadevall, M. 2005. Semicystic spermatogenesis and reproductive strategy in Ophidion barbatum(Pisces, Ophidiidae). Acta Zoologica 86 (295-300).

Muñoz M., Sàbat M., Vila S., Casadevall M. 2005. Annual reproductive cycle and fecundity of Scorpaena notata (Teleostei, Scorpaenidae). Scientia Marina 69: 555-562.

Vergés A., Izquierdo, C. & Verlaque, M. 2005. Rhodymeniocolax mediterraneus sp. nov. (Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta), parasitic on Rhodymenia ardissonei from the western Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 44: 510-516.



Agell G.; Turon X.; De Caralt S.; López-Legentil S.; Uriz M.J. 2004. Molecular and organism biomarkers of copper pollution in the ascidian Pseudodistoma crucigaster. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 48: 759-767. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2003.11.001.

Agell, G., Uriz, MJ., Cebrian E., Martí, R 2003. Does stress protein induction by copper modify natural toxicity in sponges? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20: 2588-2593

Alcoverro, T., Cebrian, E., Ballesteros., E. 2001. The photosynthetic of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica: influence of nitrogen and light. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 261: 107-120

Cebrian, E. & E. Ballesteros 2004. Zonation patterns of benthic communities in La Herradura (Alboran Sea. Western Mediteranean). Scientia Marina 68:69-84.

Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E., Canals,M. 2000. Shallow rocky bottom benthic assemblages as calcium carbonate producers in the Alboran Sea (Southwestern Mediterranean). Oceanologica 23: 311-322

Cebrian, E., Uriz, MJ., Martí R. and X. Turon 2003. Sublethal effects of contamination on the Mediterranean sponge Crambe crambe: copper accumulation and biological responses. Marine Pollution Bulletin 46: 1273-1284.

Rodríguez-Prieto C., Vergés A., Sánchez N. Polo L. & Verlaque M. 2004. The morphology and reproductive structures of Mediterranean species of the genus Nemastoma J. Agardh, nom. cons. (Nemastomataceae, Nemastomatales): Nemastoma dichotomum and N. Dumontioides. Botanica marina 47 (1): 38-52.

Vergés A., Utgé, J.M. & Rodriguez-Prieto C. 2004. Life histories of Predaea ollivieri and P. pusilla (Nemastomatales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 39: 411-422.



De Caralt S.; Agell G.; Uriz M.J. 2003. Long-term culture of sponge explants: conditions enhancing survival and growth, and assessment of bioactivity. Biomolecular Engineering, 20: 339-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1389-0344(03)00045-5.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M. 2003. Los Peces del yacimiento Incarcal I (Girona, NE de la Península Ibérica). Paleontologia i Evolució 34: 55-56.

Muñoz M., Hernández M.R., Sàbat M. & M. Casadevall. 2003. Annual reproductive indices and fecundity of Aspitrigla obscura (Teleostei, Triglidae). Vie et Milieu-Life and Environment  53: 123-129  

Sequeira V., Figueiredo I., Muñoz M. & L. Serrano-Gordo. 2003. New approach to the reproductive biology of Helicolenus dactylopterus (Delaroche 1809). Journal of Fish Biology 62: 1206-1210



Casadevall M., Muñoz M. 2002.  La Diversitat de formes de reproducció en peixos.  Pesca i Ciència 2002, Col·lecció: Quaderns blaus (Universitat de Girona. Càtedra d'Estudis Marítims), n.6: 7-17.

De Caralt S.; Lòpez-Legentil S.; Tarjuelo I.; Uriz M.J.; Turon X. 2002. Contrasting biological traits of Clavelina lepadiformis (Ascideacea) populations from inside and outside harbours in western Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 244: 125-137. DOI:10.3354/meps244125.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M. 2002.  Reproductive indices and fecundity of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus(Teleostei, Scorpaenidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 82: 995-100.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M. 2002. Histochemical analysis of the sperm storage in Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae). Journal of Experimental Zoology, 292 (2): 156-164.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M. Bonet S. 2002. Testicular structure and semicystic spermatogenesis in a specialized ovuliparous species: Scorpaena notata (Pisces, Scorpaenidae). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 83: 213-219.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Bonet S. 2002. The ovarian morphology of Scorpaena notata (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) shows a specialized mode of oviparity. Journal of Fish Biology 61 (4): 877-887.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Bonet. 2002. Gametogenesis of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Pisces, Scorpaenidae). Sarsia (Marine Biology Research) 87(2): 119-127.

Muñoz M., Sàbat M., Mallol S., Casadevall M. 2002. Gonadal structure and gametogenesis of Trigla lyra (Pisces, Triglidae). Zoological Studies 41(4): 412-420.



Casadevall M., Muñoz M., Carrasson M., Matallanas J. 2001.  The reproductive cycle of Ophichthus rufus (Pisces: Anguilliformes) in the NW Mediterranean. Cybium, 25 (1): 53-65.

Muñoz M. 2001. Biologie de la reproduction de quelques Scorpaeniformes de Méditerranée occidentale (Teleostei). Cybium, 25(4): 393-394.

Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Bonet S. 2001. Gonadal Structure and gametogenesis of Aspitrigla obscura (Pisces, Triglidae). Italian Journal of Zoology, 68: 39-46.

Rodríguez-Prieto C., Sabater M.A. & Vergés A. 2001. A synoptic key to the Rhodophyta of the western Mediterranean. Part I. Gigartinales, Halymeniales, Hildenbrandiales and Plocamiales. Vie et Milieu 51(1-2): 55-65

Rodríguez-Prieto, C. & Vergés, A. 2001. Geographical distribution, habitat and reproductive phenology of the genus Kallymenia (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Catalonia, Spain. Botanica Marina 44: 479-492.



Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Bonet S., Quagio-Grassiotto I. 2000. Sperm storage structures in the ovary of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus(Teleostei: Scorpaenidae): an ultrastructural study. Environmental Biology of Fishes 58: 53-59.   

Muñoz M., Casadevall M., Bonet S., Quagio-Grassiotto I. 2000. Sperm storage structures in the ovary of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus(Teleostei: Scorpaenidae): an ultrastructural study. Environmental Biology of Fishes 58: 53-59.



Muñoz M., Casadevall M. 1999. Annual reproductive cycle of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) with special reference to the ovaries sperm storage. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 79: 521-529.



Muñoz M., Casadevall, M. 1997. Fish remains from Arbreda cave (Serinyà, Girona), northeast Spain, and their palaeoecological significance. Journal of Quaternary Science 12: 111-115. 



Casadevall M., Matallanas J., Carrasson M., Muñoz M. 1996. Morphometric, meristic and anatomical differences between Ophidion barbatum L., 1758 and O. rochei Müller, 1845 (Pisces, Ophidiidae). Publicaciones Especiales del Instituto Español de Oceanografía 21: 45-61.