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Underwater observations of reef fish in and around Algoa Bay


Beckley, LE and Buxton, CD, Underwater observations of reef fish in and around Algoa Bay, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 47 pp. 29 - 38. ISSN 0035-919X (1989) [Refereed Article]

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A checklist of 45 teleost and four elasmobranch species observed during SCUBA dives on subtidal reefs in and around Algoa Bay is presented. Ten species (seven sparids, two cheilodactylids and a chaetodontid) were recorded on more than 50% of the dives with Boopsoidea inornata, Spondyliosoma emarginatum, Diplodus sargus capensis, Pachymetopon aeneum and Sarpa salpa the most abundant species. Juveniles of 25 species were noted. Species diversity and variability in reef ichthyofauna is commented upon from observations from repetitive dives at one locality. © 1989 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:49224
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-30
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