Population structure of aggregations , and response to spear fishing , of a large temperate reef fish Cheilodactylus fuscus

@inproceedings{Lowry2004PopulationSO,
  title={Population structure of aggregations , and response to spear fishing , of a large temperate reef fish Cheilodactylus fuscus},
  author={Michael Lowry and Iain M. Suthers},
  year={2004}
}
Strip transect surveys of the large temperate rocky reef fish Cheilodactylus fuscus revealed sizeand sex-structured populations across seasons and 3 conditions of wave exposure, from an estuary to the open coast. Large, mostly male, fish (>30 cm fork length) predominated on the open coast and in deeper water (>10 m), while smaller fish predominated in the more protected estuarine areas and in the subtidal regions (<5 m), particularly during the winter to spring recruitment period. Aggregations… CONTINUE READING

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