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SourceID6367
NameDe Troch, M., J. Mees, Papadopoulos & E. Wakwabi. (1996). Fish communities in tropical Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) : seagrass beds versus unvegetated areas.
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AbstractThe 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 occured in the downstream part of major river) 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 occured in the upstream part of the same creek, and was characterised by a high density and diversity. Gerres acinaces and Antherinomorus duodecimalis were the dominant species. A third community occured 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 occured in stations with dense seagrass beds.
Taxa
(2)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApogon termalis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApogon thermalis Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstorhinchus thermalis (Cuvier, 1829) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorParascorpaena commersonii (Cuvier, 1829) (basis of record)
Distributions
(29)
Kenya for Ablennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846)
Kenya for Amblygobius albimaculatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Kenya for Apogon termalis
Kenya for Arothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)
Kenya for Atherinomorus duodecimalis (Valenciennes, 1835)
Kenya for Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838
Kenya for Fowleria aurita (Valenciennes, 1831)
Kenya for Gerres acinaces Bleeker, 1854
Kenya for Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus (Rüppell, 1837)
Kenya for Lactoria fornasini (Bianconi, 1846)
Kenya for Leiognathus elongatus (Günther, 1874)
Kenya for Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Kenya for Lethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802)
Kenya for Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775)
Kenya for Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758
Kenya for Paramonacanthus barnardi Fraser-Brunner, 1941
Kenya for Parascorpaena commersonii (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Petroscirtes mitratus Rüppell, 1830
Kenya for Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kenya for Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)
Kenya for Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775
Kenya for Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835)
Kenya for Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Kenya for Synodus variegatus (Lacepède, 1803)
Kenya for Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus (Bleeker, 1857)
Kenya for Upeneus tragula Richardson, 1846
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