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NameDe Troch, M., J. Mees, Papadopoulos & E. Wakwabi. (1996). Fish communities in tropical Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) : seagrass beds versus unvegetated areas.
SourceID6367
Type Publication
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 Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmblygobius albimaculatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApogon termalis
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArothron meleagris (Anonymous, 1798)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtherinomorus duodecimalis (Valenciennes, 1835)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFowleria aurita (Valenciennes, 1831)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGerres acinaces Bleeker, 1854
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerklotsichthys quadrimaculatus (Rüppell, 1837)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLactoria fornasini (Bianconi, 1846)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeiognathus elongatus (Günther, 1874)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParamonacanthus barnardi Fraser-Brunner, 1941
Kenya for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorParascorpaena commersonii (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetroscirtes mitratus Rüppell, 1830
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynodus variegatus (Lacepède, 1803)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyrhamphus bicoarctatus (Bleeker, 1857)
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUpeneus tragula Richardson, 1846
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