Fish communities and the nursery role of the shallow inshore waters of a tropical bay in the gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

  • Blaber S
  • Brewer D
  • Salini J
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Abstract

The species composition of the fishes of the inshore zone between a tropical estuary and offshore trawling grounds were studied. The objectives were to investigate the affinities of the fishes with those of adjacent areas, to examine the influence of abiotic factors on species composition, and to assess the role and importance of the zone as a nursery area. The shallow (

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  • Australia coast
  • abiotic influences
  • biomasses
  • estuaries
  • inshore zone
  • nursery areas
  • tropical fish communities

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Authors

  • S. J.M. Blaber

  • D. T. Brewer

  • J. P. Salini

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