Stability of spatial pattern of fish species diversity in the Strait of Sicily (central Mediterranean)

  title={Stability of spatial pattern of fish species diversity in the Strait of Sicily (central Mediterranean)},
  author={G. Garofalo and Fabio Fiorentino and Michele Gristina and Salvatore J. Cusumano and G. Sinacori},
In this paper, species diversity of demersal fish communities was analysed over an area covering about 45,000 km2 of the Italian side of the Strait of Sicily (central Mediterranean). Fish abundance data come from a 10-year series (1994–2003) of experimental bottom trawl surveys carried out within the framework of the international program MEDITS. A simple GIS-based method was proposed to identify areas supporting high or low values of diversity and evaluate their temporal stability. A well… CONTINUE READING


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