Are mangroves nursery habitat for transient fishes and decapods?

  title={Are mangroves nursery habitat for transient fishes and decapods?},
  author={Peter Sheridan and Cynthia G. Hays},
The term nursery implies a special place for juvenile nekton (fishes and decapod crustaceans) where density, survival, and growth of juveniles and movement to adult habitat are enhanced over those in adjoining juvenile habitat types. We reviewed recent literature concerning these four topics and conducted meta-analyses for density and survival data. Most studies of mangroves as nurseries have addressed only occurrence or density of fishes or decapods, have not used quantitative sampling methods… CONTINUE READING
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