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The comparative structure of two western Atlantic reef-fish assemblages

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Date Issued:
1975
Title: The comparative structure of two western Atlantic reef-fish assemblages.
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Name(s): Alevizon, W. S., creator
Brooks, M. G., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174428 (digitool), FADT3174428 (IID), fau:5800 (fedora)
Note(s): Fishes associated with shallow coral reef areas off Key Largo, Florida, and the Aves Island group off Venezuela were censused between February and May of 1974. Sixty 2.75-minute super-8 mm underwater movie films or "cinetransects" taken by a SCUBA diver provided repetitive counts of resident fish species. The fish assemblage associated with the Key Largo reefs contained a greater number of species, and also had a higher species diversity and evenness than did that of the Venezuelan reefs. This may reflect the greater structural complexity of the Key Largo reef habitat. A graphic analysis of the proportionate abundance and frequency of occurrence of the two assemblages provided a basis for further comparisons.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Alevizon, W. S., &Brooks, M. G. (1975). The comparative structure of two western Atlantic reef-fish assemblages. Bulletin of Marine Science, 25(4), 482-490.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #38.
Subject(s): Coral reef fishes
Fish populations
Species diversity
Coral reef ecology
Sponges
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3174428
Restrictions on Access: ©1975 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU