Species composition and dynamics of larval and juvenile fishes in the surf zone of Mauritius

  title={Species composition and dynamics of larval and juvenile fishes in the surf zone of Mauritius},
  author={Naoshi Sato and Takashi Asahida and Hiroaki Terashima and Mira Devi Hurbungs and Hitoshi Ida},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
The importance of the surf zone as a nursery ground for larval and juvenile fishes has been widely recognized, however the zone has yet to be studied in Mauritius. Recently, the coastal area of the island has been increasingly affected by human activities, especially by tourism. We collected fish samples with a hand pulled seine net during the period of August 2001 to March 2003 to clarify the fish fauna and the dynamics of fishes in the surf zone. Two sampling sites adjacent to river mouth… CONTINUE READING


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