Structure of the deep demersal fish fauna off Newfoundland

  title={Structure of the deep demersal fish fauna off Newfoundland},
  author={Pvr Snelgrove and Rl Haedrich},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
Bottom trawls on the Newfoundland continental slope at depths from 204 to 2325 m near Carson Submarine Canyon (45"30fN, 48"40'W) took 4222 individuals in 39 species of demersal fishes. The fauna was not strictly zoned, but showed a fairly uniform addition of species with increasing depth over the entire range. Lack of zonation may be related to the high production of the area, and its absence here casts doubt on the idea that fauna1 regions continuously rim the ocean basins. Dominant species… Expand
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