Tidal, diel and longer term changes in the distribution of fishes on a Scottish sandy beach

Robin N Gibson, Linda Robb, Michael Burrows, Alan D Ansell

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Abstract

Fishes were sampled by seine and beam trawl over tidal and diel cycles on a sandy beach on the west coast of Scotland in June and August. Species composition of the catches of the 2 gear types differed. There was a significant positive relationship between depth (0 to 5 m) and species richness but a few species were restricted to depths of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalMAR ECOL-PROG SER
Volume130
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • PLAICE PLEURONECTES-PLATESSA
  • SURF-ZONE
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • BAY
  • GADUS-MORHUA
  • Oceanography
  • ASSEMBLAGE
  • Ecology
  • FLOUNDER PLATICHTHYS-FLESUS
  • NEWFOUNDLAND
  • SHALLOW
  • FLUCTUATIONS
  • COD

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