Seasonal Ichthyodiversity and Growth Patterns of Juvenile Flatfish on a Nursery Ground in the Southern Bight of the North Sea (France)

  title={Seasonal Ichthyodiversity and Growth Patterns of Juvenile Flatfish on a Nursery Ground in the Southern Bight of the North Sea (France)},
  author={Rachid Amara},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
The demersal fish community on a flatfish nursery ground, of the Southern Bight of the North Sea, was sampled monthly between May 1998 and 1999. The studied coastal area is a multispecific nursery area. Although 32 fish species were caught, only nine species had a major influence on the variation in total densities through the year and can be considered as key species. Juvenile sole and plaice exhibited similar seasonal growth patterns with rapid growth during late spring and summer, a growth… CONTINUE READING

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