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Preliminary chechklist of the fishes of the South Bank, Kilifi Creek, Kenya
Bock, K.R. (1975). Preliminary chechklist of the fishes of the South Bank, Kilifi Creek, Kenya. J. East Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. Natl. Mus. 148: 1-6
In: Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum. East Africa Natural History Society: Nairobi. ISSN 0012-8317, more
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    fish species checklist

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  • Bock, K.R.

Abstract
    Recordings were made during August, 1971, July/August, 1972, December, 1972 and April, 1973. With few exceptions, identification was by underwater observation only, and this occasionally presented obvious problems in identity. While the checklist can only be described as preliminary, several differences in species distribution and densities are apparent between lagoons of the shallow type such as Diani (Bock, 1972)and the Kenya creeks. The most noticeable of these is the number of different speciesand comparatively high frequency of occurrence of the Tetraodontidae. The quiet, turbid waters of the creek seem particularly favourable to the genus Arothron. This seems to contrast with the Balistidae, at least one species of which (Rhinacanthus acu/eatus) is common in the shallow lagoons: it is either very rare or absent in the creek habitats.

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