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  • RANDAZZO B, ROLLA L, OFELIO C,  PLANAS M, GIOACCHINI G, VARGAS A,  GIORGINI E, OLIVOTTO I. 2017. The influence of diet on the early development of two seahorse species (H. guttulatus and H. reidi): Traditional and innovative approaches. Aquaculture, 490: 75-90.
  • S. VALLADARES, D.X. SOTO, M. PLANAS. 2017. Dietary composition of endangered seahorses determined by stable isotope analysis. Marine and Freshwater Research 68(5): 831-839. DOI: 10.1071/MF16013
  • M. PLANAS, C. SILVA, P. QUINTAS, A. CHAMORRO, S. PIÑERO. 2017.  Ongrowing and enhancement of n-3 HUFA profile in adult Artemia: short- vs long-time enrichment. Journal of Applied Phycology 29(3): 1409-1420. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-016-1016-z
  • COHEN, F.P.A., VALENTI, W.C., PLANAS, M., CALADO, R. 2017. Seahorse Aquaculture, Biology and Conservation: Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture 25(1):100-111 DOI: 10.1080/23308249.2016.1237469



  • BLANCO A, PLANAS M, MOYANO FJ. 2016. Ontogeny of digestive enzymatic capacities in juvenile seahorses Hippocampus guttulatus fed on different live diets. Aquaculture Research, 47(11): 3558- 3569. DOI:10.1111/are.12806
  • RAMILO A, PINTADO J, VILLALBA A, ABOLLO E. 2016. Perkinsus olseni and P. chesapeaki detected in a survey of perkinsosis of various clam species in Galicia (NW Spain) using PCR-DGGE as a screening tool. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 133: 50-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2015.11.012



  • CORSE E, VALLADARES S, CHAMORRO A, PLANAS M AND PINTADO J. 2015. A method for diet analysis in the long snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus based on prey 18SrDNA amplification in faeces. Aquaculture Nutrition, 21: 528-540. DOI: 10.1111/anu.12189
  • LÓPEZ A, VERA M, PLANAS M AND BOUZA C. 2015. Conservation genetics of threatened Hippocampus guttulatus under vulnerable habitats in NW Spain: Temporal and spatial stability of wild populations with flexible polygamous mating system in captivity. PlosOne, 10(2): e0117538. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117538

  • BLANCO A, PLANAS M AND MOYANO FJ. 2015. Ontogeny of digestive enzymatic capacities in juvenile seahorses Hippocampus guttulatus fed on different live diets. Aquaculture Research. DOI: 10.1111/are.12806
  • PLANAS M, VÁZQUEZ JA AND NOVOA B. 2015. Stimulative effect of lactic acid bacteria in the growth of the microalgae Isochrysis galbana. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 3: 925-930. DOI: 10.12980/jclm.3.2015j5-174
  • BLANCO A AND PLANAS M. 2015. Mouth growth and prey selection in juveniles of the European long-snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 46: 596-607. DOI: 10.1111/jwas.12240
  • PINTADO VALVERDE J. 2015. Neuston. Experimento 1. Explorando a interface. Uma experiência de diálogo entre Ciência e Arte no âmbito marinho. Midas, 5. DOI: 10.4000/Midas.896



  • BALCÁZAR JL, PLANAS M, PINTADO J. 2014. Mycobacterium hippocampi sp. nov., a rapidly growing scotochromogenic species isolated from a seahorse with tail rot. Current Microbiology,69(3): 329-333. doi:10.1007/s00284-014-0588-6.
  • BLANCO A, CHAMORRO A, PLANAS M. 2014. Implications of physical key factors in the early rearing of the long-snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Aquaculture, 433: 214-222. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.06.019.
  • PROL-GARCÍA M.J, GÓMEZ M, SÁNCHEZ L, PINTADO J. 2014. Phaeobacter grown in biofilters: A new strategy for the control of Vibrionaceae in aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 45(6): 1012- 1025. doi:10.1111/are.12046.
  • VALLADARES S, BAÑÓN R, LÓPEZ A, BOUZA C, CHAMORRO A, GARCÍA ME, PLANAS M 2014. First records of the seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus in Galician waters (NW Spain) Cybium, 38(1): 74-76.
  • OFELIO C, BLANCO A, ROURA Á, PINTADO J, PAS- CUAL S, PLANAS M. 2014. Isolation and molecular identification of the scuticociliate Porpostoma notata Moebius, 1888 from moribund reared Hippocampus hippocampus (L.) seahorses, by amplification of the SSU rRNA gene sequences. Journal of Fish Diseases,37(12): 1061-1065. doi:1111/ jfd.1220
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