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CSIRO, Fish Survey, Albatross Bay - Gulf of Capentaria, North Australia, 1986-1988
CSIRO - Albatross Bay fish study 1986-1988
Contact: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), more

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Seven, four- to five-day cruises were undertaken using the vessel "Jacqueline D" in Albatross Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria between August 1986 and November 1988, using a random stratified trawl survey to measure fish species composition and abundance. Four depth zones between 7 and 45 m were sampled during both day and night. Approx. 890,000 fish of 237 species were collected, of which the bulk were made up of 25 species. The dominant families were Leignathidae, Haemulidae and Clupeidae, with Sciaenidae and Dasyatidae important at night. Leiognathus bindus was the most abundant species, while Caranx bucculentus was the most frequently caught (96% of all trawls). The suite of fishes was separately analysed for occurrence of prawn predators.

Biology > Fish
Marine, ISEW, Australia, Queensland, Albatross bay, Chordata

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Australia, Queensland, Albatross bay

Temporal coverage
1986 - 1988

Taxonomic coverage
Chordata [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), moredata creator

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Based on this dataset:
Blaber, S.J.M. et al. (1990). A checklist of the fishes of Albatross Bay and the Embley Estuary, North-eastern Gulf of Carpentaria. CSIRO Marine Laboratories: Australia. ISBN 9780643050327. 22 pp., more
Blaber, S.J.M. et al. (1990). Biomasses, catch rates and abundances of demersal fishes, particularly predators of prawns, in a tropical bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 107: 397-408, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-11
Information last updated: 2015-05-20
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