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De 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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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 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.
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