|Preliminary checklist of lagoonal fishes in Diani, Kenya|
Bock, K.R. (1972). Preliminary checklist of lagoonal fishes in Diani, Kenya. J. East Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. Natl. Mus. 137: 1-6
In: Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum. East Africa Natural History Society: Nairobi. ISSN 0012-8317, more
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Diani; Marine
The checklist can only be described as preliminary: observations were confined to low tides occurring during daylight hours, and no attempt was made to poison pools or lagoonal areas in order to make a complete species census. It is therefore certain that many more species, particularly of such families as the Labridae, Muraenidae, Scorpaenidae, Gobiidae, Salariidae, Blennidae and Eleotridae, will be added. In spite of this, the 137 species catalogued from an area approximately 0.5 square kilometer is indicative of the extremely rich fauna inhabiting the shallow lagoons of the Kenya reef.