Biogeography and Systematics of marine fishes

Otolith of Engraulis encrasicolus on the left and Eutrigla gurnardus on the right

Conservation of fishery resources: morphological characterization of Mediterranean fish stock:

-structure and population dynamics of Mediterranean fish stocks, in particular of the Adriatic Sea;

-growth rhythms identifying the most appropriate bone structures for determining the age, the ontogenetic and eco-morphological changes by morphometric, crystallographic and biochemical analyzes;

-trophic biology for the definition of the exact role of the population in the food web and then in the ecosystem;

-reproductive cycles to outline the exact period of deposition, the sex ratio, the size of first sexual maturity, fecundity and reproductive strategies.