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Latin american journal of aquatic research

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ARECHIGA-PALOMERA, Martín A. et al. Dormitator latifrons (Richardson, 1844) a Pacific fat sleeper, but skinny in research: a scientometric study. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res. [online]. 2022, vol.50, n.3, pp.451-460. ISSN 0718-560X.

In order to provide information on the current knowledge about the native fish Dormitator latifrons and identify the gaps that must be filled to achieve correct resource management, a scientometric study was carried out using different scientific databases. A total of 103 publications were registered between the years 1972 and 2021. Results indicate that the species has been addressed since 2001 with less than one publication per year, with 2008 being the year with the highest number of publications (10). The main topics addressed were ecology, physiology, and parasitology of fish. The available knowledge generated about the species is concentrated in 68 journals, with Mexico as the most productive country, followed by USA and Ecuador, and the most productive research centers about this fish were Mexico’s Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Universidad de Guadalajara. A total of 285 authors were detected contributing knowledge to the species, with Violante-González in the top with ten publications. The co-authorship co-occurrence maps suggest there is no solid collaborative relationship between the scientific community and that the information generated is insufficient for conserving and exploiting this fish. It is essential to increase the study of thematic areas that allow their comprehensive management in the medium term; topics like reproduction in captivity, aquaculture, and nutrition must be addressed in the future to assure a sustainable use of this resource.

Keywords : Dormitator latifrons; native fish; amphidromous; worldwide database; regional database; co-occurrence maps.

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