Species composition, community structure and zoogeography of fishes of mangrove estuaries in the Solomon Islands

@article{Blaber1990SpeciesCC,
  title={Species composition, community structure and zoogeography of fishes of mangrove estuaries in the Solomon Islands},
  author={S. Blaber and D. Milton},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={105},
  pages={259-267}
}
Mangrove estuaries in the Solomon Islands are well developed, but are small and isolated from each other by extensive fringing coral reef lagoons. A total of 136 species of fish were recorded from 13 estuaries (6 estuaries in Kolombangara, 3 in New Georgia, 3 in Rendova and 1 in the Florida Group); none contained more than 50 species. Sampling took place during five 3 wk expeditions from 1986 to 1988. The mean biomass of 11.60 g m−2 is comparable with that of similar estuaries in northern… Expand
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