Comparison of fish assemblages among an artificial reef, a natural reef and a sandy-mud bottom site on the shelf off Iwate, northern Japan

@article{Fujita2004ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of fish assemblages among an artificial reef, a natural reef and a sandy-mud bottom site on the shelf off Iwate, northern Japan},
  author={Toshihiko Fujita and Daiji Kitagawa and Yusaku Okuyama and Y. Jin and Yoshio Ishito and Tadashi Inada},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={351-364}
}
SynopsisFish assemblages at an artificial reef site, a natural reef site and a sandy-mud bottom site, on the shelf (depth 130 m) off Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, were surveyed by using a bottom trammel net from May 1987 to March 1993. A total of 12 173 fishes of 48 species were recorded. Physiculus maximowiczi was dominant and comprised 69% of the total numerical abundance. Total fish number was lowest in March at all the 3 sites when P. maximowiczi migrated to deeper and warmer waters… 

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