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Community analysis and feeding ecology of the ichthyofauna in Gazi Bay sampled in August 1993
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De Troch M.; Vincx M.; Marine Biology Section; Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Community analysis and feeding ecology of the ichthyofauna in Gazi Bay sampled in August 1993. https://doi.org/10.14284/146
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Description
Counts of observed fish species and numerical and gravimetrical stomach analysis for 9 fish species at the West and East creek of Gazi Bay during a 2 day sampling in August 1993. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: De Troch, M. (1995). Gemeenschapsanalyse en trofische organisatie van de ichthyofauna in een tropische baai (Gazi Bay, Kenya; Community analyses and trophic organisation of the ichthyofauna in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Mariene Biologie. Instituut voor Dierkunde. Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie: Gent. 136 pp. more

Dataset on the fish fauna of the seagrass beds in Gazi Bay (Kenya). 8 stations were sampled with a beach seine in the two main creeks of the bay. A total of 3152 fishes was caught, comprising 75 species (40 families). The measured lengths of the fishes caught show that all species were present as juveniles. In a second part of this study the feeding ecology of the dominant species was investigated by stomach analyses (numerical and gravimetrical). The species (and the different length classes) were selected based on their length-frequency distributions and densities.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Community analysis, Feeding ecology, Fish prey, Ichthyofauna, Seagrass, Stomach content, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Amphipoda, Atheriniformes, Aulopiformes, Beloniformes, Bivalvia, Brachyura, Calanoida, Caprellidae Leach, 1814, Caridea, Cladocera, Clupeiformes, Corophium Latreille, 1806, Cumacea, Foraminifera, Gastropoda, Isopoda, Jaera Leach, 1814, Janira Leach, 1814, Lembos Spence Bate, 1857, Leucothoidae Dana, 1852, Megaluropus Hoek, 1889, Mesopodopsis wooldridgei Wittmann, 1992, Mysidacea, Nematoda, Oedicerotidae Lilljeborg, 1865, Oligochaeta, Oniscidea, Ostracoda, Perciformes, Pisces, Pleuronectiformes, Polychaeta, Scorpaeniformes, Siluriformes, Syngnathiformes, Tanaidacea, Tardigrada, Tetraodontiformes, Uca Leach, 1814

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

Temporal coverage
17 August 1993 - 18 August 1993

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Atheriniformes [WoRMS]
Aulopiformes [WoRMS]
Beloniformes [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Calanoida [WoRMS]
Caprellidae Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Caridea [WoRMS]
Cladocera [WoRMS]
Clupeiformes [WoRMS]
Corophium Latreille, 1806 [WoRMS]
Cumacea [WoRMS]
Foraminifera [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Jaera Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Janira Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Lembos Spence Bate, 1857 [WoRMS]
Leucothoidae Dana, 1852 [WoRMS]
Megaluropus Hoek, 1889 [WoRMS]
Mesopodopsis wooldridgei Wittmann, 1992 [WoRMS]
Mysidacea [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oedicerotidae Lilljeborg, 1865 [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Oniscidea [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Perciformes [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Scorpaeniformes [WoRMS]
Siluriformes [WoRMS]
Syngnathiformes [WoRMS]
Tanaidacea [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Tetraodontiformes [WoRMS]
Uca Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of fish, Diet composition of fish, Fish length

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

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
De Troch, M. (1995). Gemeenschapsanalyse en trofische organisatie van de ichthyofauna in een tropische baai (Gazi Bay, Kenya; Community analyses and trophic organisation of the ichthyofauna in a tropical bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Mariene Biologie. Instituut voor Dierkunde. Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie: Gent. 136 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-17
Information last updated: 2016-05-17
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