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  • BABARRO JMF, FILGUEIRA R, PADÍN XA, LONGA PORTABALES MA. 2020. Frontiers in Marine Science,7,Art. No.719. A Novel Index of the Performance of Mytilus galloprovincialis to Improve Commercial Exploitation in Aquaculture. Frontiers in Marine Science,7,Art. No.719. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00719.
  • CLEMENTS JC, POIRIER LA, PÉREZ FF, COMEAU LA, BABARRO JMF. 2020. Marine Environmental Research,161,Art. No.105148. Behavioural responses to predators in Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) are unaffected by elevated pCO2. Marine Environmental Research,161,Art. No.105148. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105148.
  • ROMERO-FREIRE A, LASSOUED J, SILVA E, CALVO S, CALVO S, PÉREZ FF, BEJAOUI N, BABARRO JMF, COBELO-GARCÍA A. 2020. Marine Chemistry,224,Art. No.103840. Trace metal accumulation in the commercial mussel M. galloprovincialis under future climate change scenarios. Marine Chemistry,224,Art. No.103840. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2020.103840.


  • LASSOUED J, BABARRO JMF, PADÍN XA, COMEAU LA, BEJAOUI N, PÉREZ FF. 2019. Behavioural and eco-physiological responses of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis to acidification and distinct feeding regimes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 626, pp. 97-108.. DOI: 10.3354/meps13075.
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA,. 2019. Modelling mussel shell and flesh growth using a dynamic net production approach. Aquaculture, 506, pp. 84-93.. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.03.030.
  • BABARRO JMF; PADIN XA; FILGUEIRA R; EL MORABET H; PORTABALES MAL. 2019. The impact of the sea anemone Actinothoe sphyrodeta on Mytilus galloprovincialis mussel cultivation (Galicia, Spain). Biofouling.. DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2018.1547818
  • COMEAU LA; BABARRO JMF; RIOBÓ P;  SCARRATT M; STARR M; TREMBLAY R. 2019. PSP-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum induces valve microclosures in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Aquaculture, 500, pp. 407-413.. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.10.025
  • LABARTA U; FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2019. The Galician mussel industry: Innovation and changes in the last forty years. Ocean and Coastal Management, 167, pp. 208-218.. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.10.012


  • PEREZ-SANTOS I; CASTRO L; ROSS L; NIKLITSCHEK E; MAYORGA N; CUBILLOS L; GUTIERREZ M; ESCALONA E; CASTILLO M; ALEGRIA N; DANERI. 2018. Turbulence and hypoxia contribute to dense biological scattering layers in a Patagonian fjord system. OCEAN SCIENCE, 14 (5):1185-1206. DOI: 10.5194/os-14-1185-2018
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I; LABARTA U; FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2018. Characterizing individual variability in mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) growth and testing its physiological drivers using Functional Data Analysis. PLoS ONE, 13(10), art. no. e0205981.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205981
  • COMEAU LA, BABARRO JMF, LONGA A, PADIN XA. 2018. Valve-gaping behavior of raft-cultivated mussels in the Ría de Arousa Spain. Aquaculture Reports, 9: 68-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.aqrep.2017.12.005.
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, GONZÁLEZ-MANTEIGA W, MATEU J. 2018. A first-order ratio-based nonparametric separability test for spatiotemporal point processes. Environmetrics, 29(1) art no e2482. DOI: 10.1002/env.2482.


  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, GONZÁLEZ-MANTEIGA W, MATEU J. 2017. A nonparametric test for the comparison of first-order structures of spatial point processes. Spatial Statistics, 22(2): 240-260. DOI: 10.1016/j.spasta.2017.02.007.
  • BABARRO JMF, ABAD MJ, GESTOSO I, SILVA E, OLABARRIA C. 2017. Susceptibility of two co-existing mytilid species to simulated predation under projected climate change conditions. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3397-7.
  • FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U, ZÚÑIGA D.  2017. Bioavailable organic matter in seston modulating differential absorption rates by mussels. Aquaculture 479: 161-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.038.
  • AGUIAR E, PIEDRACOBA S, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, LABARTA U. 2017. Circulation of water through a mussel raft: clearance area vs. idealized linear flows. Reviews in Aquaculture 8:1-22. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12099.
  • ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, LABARTA U, VINSEIRO V, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2017. Environmental drivers of mussels flesh yield in a coastal upwelling system. Ecological Indicators 4: 323-329. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.04.039.
  • FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, IRISARRI J, LABARTA U. 2017. Fatty acid composition of female and male clams (Ruditapes philippinarum): energy intake and temperature reliance. Aquaculture Nutrition 23 (1): 119-128. DOI: 10.1111/anu.12374.
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U, ARRANZ K, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2017. From classical to nonparametric growth models: Towards comprehensive modelling of mussel growth patterns. Marine Environmental Research 127: 41-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.03.004.
  • LOURENÇO S, ROURA A, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ  M.-J, NARCISO L, GONZÁLEZ  AF. 2017. Feeding relationship between Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797) early life-cycle stages and their prey in the Western Iberian upwelling system: Correlation of reciprocal lipid and fatty acid contents.Frontiers in Physiology 8 JUL. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00467.
  • BOUHLEL Z, GENARD B, IBRAHIM N, CARRINGTON E, BABARRO JMF, LOK A, FLORES AAV, PELLERIN C, TREMBLAY R, MARCOTTE I. 2017 Interspecies comparison of the mechanical properties and biochemical composition of byssal threads.  Journal of Experimental Biology 220(6): 984-994. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.141440.


  • ARRANZ K, LABARTA U, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, NAVARRO E . 2016. Allometric size-scaling of biometric growth parameters and metabolic and excretion rates. A comparative study of intertidal and subtidal populations of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Hydrobiologia, 772(1): 261-275 . DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2672-3
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ . 2016. Solar irradiance dictates settlement timing and intensity of marine mussels. Scientific Reports, 6  29405   . DOI: 10.1038/srep29405
  • GARCÍA M, SEIJO CL, FREITES L, CÓRDOVA H, SUÁSTEGUI JMM, BABARRO J . 2016. Comparative performance of the mussels Perna perna and Perna viridis, cultivated at four different depths Brazilian.  Journal of Oceanography, 64 (3): 249-262 . DOI: 10.1590/S1679-8759. 2016.113906403
  • OLABARRIA C, GESTOSO I, LIMA FP, VÁZQUEZ E, COMEAU LA, GOMES F, SEABRA R, BABARRO JMF . 2016. Response of two mytilids to a heatwave: The complex interplay of physiology, behaviour and ecological interactions. PLoS ONE, 11(10)  e0164330  . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164330
  • Mª J. FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ, J. IRISARRI, U. LABARTA. 2016. Flexibility of Physiological Traits Underlying Inter-Individual Growth Differences in Intertidal and Subtidal Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis. PloS one 11(2): e0148245 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148245


  • AGUIAR E., PIEDRACOBA S., ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO X. A., LABARTA, U. (2015), Circulation of water through a mussel raft: clearance area vs. idealized linear flows. Reviews in Aquaculture. 7, 1-20.  DOI: 10.1111/raq.12099
  • IRISARRI J, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U, CRANFORD PJ, ROBINSON SMC. 2015. Availability and utilization of waste fish feed by mussels Mytilus edulis in a commercial Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) system: a multi-indicator assessment approach. Ecological Indicators, 48: 673-686. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.030
  • IRISARRI J, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U. 2015. Temporal and spatial variations in proximate composition and Condition Index of mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis cultured in suspension in a shellfish farm. Aquaculture, 435: 207-216. DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.09.041
  • CUBILLO AM, FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U. 2015. Interaction between stocking density and settlement on population dynamics in suspended mussel culture. J. Sea Research, 95: 84-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2014.09.009
  • FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, GARRIDO JL, IRISARRI J. 2015. Fatty acid composition of neutral and polar lipids in mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: trophic interactions, sexual differences and differential anatomical distribution. Mar. Ecol Prog. Ser., 528: 221–234. DOI: 10.3354/meps11280
  • IRISARRI J, CUBILLO AM, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U. 2015. Growth variations within a farm of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) held near fish cages: importance for the implementation of integrated aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 46: 1988-2002. DOI: 10.1111/are.12356
  • FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, IRISARRI J, LABARTA U. 2015. Feeding behaviour and differential absorption of nutrients in mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: responses to three microalgae diets. Aquaculture 446: 42-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.04.025
  • AGUIAR E, FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2015. Empirical modelling of seston quality based on environmental factors in a mussel culture area (NW Iberian upwelling system). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 536: 89-105.  DOI: 10.3354/meps11368
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, LABARTA U. 2015. Spatial patterns of larval settlement and early post-settlement survivorship of Mytilus galloprovincialis in a Galician Ría (NW Spain): Effect on recruitment success. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 2: 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2015.08.006
  • MARTÍN-RODRÍQUEZ AJ, BABARRO JMF, LAHOZ F, SANSÓN M, MARTÍN VS, NORTE M, FERNÁNDEZ JJ.  2015. From Broad-Spectrum Biocides to Quorum Sensing Disruptors and Mussel Repellents: Antifouling Profile of Alkyl Triphenylphosphonium Salts. PlosONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123652
  • JAWORSKI JS, KARASIŃSKI J, BULSKA E, BABARRO JMF. 2015. Effects of species and sites on metal concentrations in byssal threads of two mytilids. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2015.1046058


  • BABARRO JMF, COMEAU L. 2014. Byssus attachment of two mytilids in mono-specific and  mixed-species mussel beds.  Biofouling: The Journal  of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 30(8): 975-985.
  • COMEAU L, BABARRO JMF. 2014. Narrow valve  gaping in the invasive mussel Limnoperna securis:  implications for competition with the indigenous  mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis in NW Spain.  Aquaculture International, 22(3): 1215-1227.
  • CRANFORD PJ, DUARTE P, ROBINSON S, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U. 2014. Suspended particulate matter depletion and flow modification inside mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) culture rafts in  the Ría de Betanzos, Spain.  Journal of Experimental  Marine Biology and Ecology, 452: 70-81.
  • DUARTE P, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, PIEDRACOBA S, LABARTA U. 2014.  A modelling study on the hydrodynamics of a coastal embayment occupied by mussel farms (ría de  Ares-Betanzos, NW Iberian Peninsula).  Estuarine,  Coastal and Shelf Science, 147: 42-55.
  • IRISARRI J, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, CRANFORD PJ,  LABARTA U. 2014. Effects of seasonal variations in  phytoplankton on the bioenergetic responses of  mussels (Mytilus galloprovincials) held on a raft in  the proximity of red sea bream (Pagellus bogaraveo) net-pens.  Aquaculture, 428-429: 41-53.
  • IRISARRI J, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, DE TROCH M,  LABARTA U. 2014. Fatty acids as tracers of trophic  interactions between seston, mussels and biodepo sits in a coastal embayment of mussel rafts in the  proximity of fish cages.  Comparative Biochemistry  and Physiology, Part B 172–173: 105–115.
  • IRISARRI J, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U,  CRANFORD PJ, ROBINSON SMC. 2014. Availability  and utilization of waste fish feed by mussels Mytilus edulis in a commercial Integrated Multi-Trophic  Aquaculture (IMTA) system: a multi-indicator assessment approach.  Ecological Indicators, 48: 673-686.
  • NAVARRO JM, GONZÁLEZ K, CISTERNAS B, LÓPEZ  JA, CHAPARRO OR, SEGURA CJ, CÓRDOVA M,  SUÁREZ-ISLA B, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U. 2014. Contrasting physiological responses of  two populations of the razor clam Tagelus dombeii  with different histories of exposure to paralytic she llfish poisoning (PSP).  PLoS ONE, 9(8): e105794. DOI:
  • PÉREZ-CAMACHO A, AGUIAR E, LABARTA U, VINSEIRO V, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA. 2014. Ecosystem-based indicators as a tool  for mussel culture management strategies.  Ecological Indicators , 45: 538-548.
  • PIEDRACOBA S, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO XA, LABARTA  U, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, GÓMEZ B, BALSEIRO C. 2014. Water flows through mussel rafts and their re lationship with wind speed in a coastal embayment  (Ría de Ares-Betanzos, NW Spain).  Continental Shelf  Research, 75: 1-14.
  • RANGE P, BEN-HAMADOU R, PILÓ D, FERNANDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U, MARIN MG, BRESSAN  M, MATOZZO V, CHINELLATO A, MUNARI M, EL  MENIF NT, DELLALI M, CHÍCHARO L. 2014. Impacts  of CO2-induced seawater acidification on coastal  Mediterranean bivalves and interactions with other  climatic stressors.  Regional Environmental Change , 14 (1): 19-30.
  • ZÚÑIGA D, CASTRO CG, AGUIAR E, LABARTA U, FIGUEIRAS FG, FERNÁNDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2014. Biode posit contribution to natural sedimentation in a suspended Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk mussel farm  in a Galician Ría (NW Iberian Peninsula).  Aquaculture, 432: 311-320. DOI: aquaculture.2014.05.026.


  • BABARRO JMF, ABAD MJ. 2013. Co-existence of two mytilids in a heterogenous environment: mortality, growth and strength of shell and byssus attachment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 476:115-128, doi: meps10122.
  • BABARRO JF, CARRINGTON E. 2013. Attachment strength of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: Effect of habitat and body size. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 443: 188–196.
  • FERNANDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, NAVARRO JM, CISTERNAS BA, BABARRO JMF, LABARTA U. 2013. Enzymatic digestive activity and absorption efficiency in Tagelus dombeii, upon Alexandrium catenella exposure. Helgoland Marine Research, 67: 653–661.
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, CUBILLO AM, M. J. FERNANDEZ- REIRIZ MJ, LABARTA U. 2013. Dynamic self-thinning model for sessile animal population with multilayered distribution. Reviews in Aquaculture, 5: 1-13.
  • FUENTES-SANTOS I, MAREY-PEREZ MF, GONZALEZ-MANTEIGA W. 2013. Forest fires spatial patterns analysis in Galicia (NW Spain). Journal of Environmental Management, 15: 30-42.
  • IRISARRI J, FERNANDEZ-REIRIZ MJ, ROBINSON S, CRANFORD P, LABARTA, U. 2013. Absorption efficiency of mussels Mytilus edulis and Mytilus galloprovincialis cultured under Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture conditions in the Bay of Fundy (Canada) and Ria Ares-Betanzos (Spain). Aquaculture, 388-391: 182-192.
  • PEREZ-CAMACHO A, LABARTA U, VINSEIRO V, FERNANDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2013. Mussel Production Management: 1 Raft culture without thinning- out. Aquaculture, 406-407: 172-179.
  • ZÚÑIGA D, FROJAN M, CASTRO CG, ALONSO- PEREZ F, LABARTA U, FIGUEIRAS FG, FUENTES -SANTOS I, FERNANDEZ-REIRIZ MJ. 2013. Feedback between physiological activity of Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk and biogeochemistry of the water column: microbial plankton carbon as a tracer for food quality. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 476: 101-114, doi: http://

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