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Fish communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): seagrass beds vs unvegetated areas

(1996) NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 46(3-4). p.236-252
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The fish fauna of seagrass beds and unvegetated areas in Gazi Bay (Kenya) was sampled in 9 stations with a beach seine. A total of 3601 fishes (> 95 % juveniles) was caught, comprising 75 species 40 families). The spatial patterns in the fish communities were investigated with multivariate statistical techniques. A first community occurred in the downstream part of a major fiver-fed creek and was characterised by a low density and diversity. These were sandy bottom stations with sparse seagrass vegetation. The dominant species of this community were Leiognathus elongatus and Bothus myriaster. A second community occurred in the upstream part of the same creek, and was characterised by a high density and diversity. Gerres acinaces and Atherinomorus duodecimalis were the dominant species. A third community occurred in the stations of the shallow part of the bay and was characterised by a high diversity but a lower density. The dominant species were Apogon thermalis and G. acinaces. Both latter communities occurred in stations with dense seagrass beds.
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Kenya, SPECIES COMPOSITION, seagrass, community, fish

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De Troch, Marleen, Jan Mees, Isabelle Papadopoulos, and Enock O Wakwabi. 1996. “Fish Communities in a Tropical Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): Seagrass Beds Vs Unvegetated Areas.” Netherlands Journal of Zoology 46 (3-4): 236–252.
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De Troch, Marleen, Mees, J., Papadopoulos, I., & Wakwabi, E. O. (1996). Fish communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): seagrass beds vs unvegetated areas. NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 46(3-4), 236–252.
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De Troch M, Mees J, Papadopoulos I, Wakwabi EO. Fish communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): seagrass beds vs unvegetated areas. NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 1996;46(3-4):236–52.
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De Troch, Marleen, Jan Mees, Isabelle Papadopoulos, et al. “Fish Communities in a Tropical Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): Seagrass Beds Vs Unvegetated Areas.” NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 46.3-4 (1996): 236–252. Print.
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  abstract     = {The fish fauna of seagrass beds and unvegetated areas in Gazi Bay (Kenya) was sampled in 9 stations with a beach seine. A total of 3601 fishes (> 95 % juveniles) was caught, comprising 75 species 40 families). The spatial patterns in the fish communities were investigated with multivariate statistical techniques.
A first community occurred in the downstream part of a major fiver-fed creek and was characterised by a low density and diversity. These were sandy bottom stations with sparse seagrass vegetation. The dominant species of this community were Leiognathus elongatus and Bothus myriaster.
A second community occurred in the upstream part of the same creek, and was characterised by a high density and diversity. Gerres acinaces and Atherinomorus duodecimalis were the dominant species. A third community occurred in the stations of the shallow part of the bay and was characterised by a high diversity but a lower density. The dominant species were Apogon thermalis and G. acinaces. Both latter communities occurred in stations with dense seagrass beds.},
  author       = {De Troch, Marleen and Mees, Jan and Papadopoulos, Isabelle and Wakwabi, Enock O},
  issn         = {0028-2960},
  journal      = {NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Kenya,SPECIES COMPOSITION,seagrass,community,fish},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {236--252},
  title        = {Fish communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): seagrass beds vs unvegetated areas},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156854295X00195},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {1996},
}

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