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Epibenthic and fish community in Gazi Bay sampled from 12-15 October 1994
Citable as data publication
Boone A.; Vincx M.; Sectie Mariene Biologie; Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie. Universiteit Gent: Belgium; (2016): Epibenthic and fish community in Gazi Bay sampled from 12-15 October 1994. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/95
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Description
Counts on epibenthos and fish species sampled in October 1994 by beam trawling in the mangroves and seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (kenya). Minimum and maximum standard length of fish was measured. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Boone, A. (1996). Epibenthische gemeenschappen in een tropische baai (Gazi Baai, Kenya)= Epibenthic communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Faculteit van de wetenschappen, vakgroep biologie: Ghent. 125, appendix pp. more

The epibenthos (demersal fish and macro-invertebrates) were sampled during the day at 30 different locations with a fine mesh beam trawl (mesh width 6 mm). Sampling occurred in the east creek, west creek, connecting creek and the intertidal and deeper parts of the bay. In total, 5947 individuals were caught, belonging to 118 fish species and 133 species belonging to other taxa such as Mollusca, Echinodermata, Crustacea,...

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Demersal fishes, Epibenthos, Mangroves, Seagrass beds, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Anguilliformes, Aulopiformes, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Perciformes, Pisces, Pleuronectiformes, Scorpaeniformes, Siluriformes, Syngnathiformes, Tetraodontiformes

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
12 October 1994 - 15 October 1994
Daily

Taxonomic coverage
Anguilliformes [WoRMS]
Aulopiformes [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Perciformes [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]
Scorpaeniformes [WoRMS]
Siluriformes [WoRMS]
Syngnathiformes [WoRMS]
Tetraodontiformes [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of fish, Fish standard length, Presence/absence of biota

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Boone, A. (1996). Epibenthische gemeenschappen in een tropische baai (Gazi Baai, Kenya)= Epibenthic communities in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Faculteit van de wetenschappen, vakgroep biologie: Ghent. 125, appendix pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-12-09
Information last updated: 2016-03-23
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