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Spatial and temporal ichthyofauna community of a tropical mangrove Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) sampled between 1994 and 1996
Citable as data publication
Wakwabi E.O.; Vincx M.; Marine Biology Section; Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Spatial and temporal ichthyofauna community of a tropical mangrove Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) sampled between 1994 and 1996. https://doi.org/10.14284/152
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Description
Catch data on fish and invertebrates for monthly beam trawl samples taken at 38 locations in Gazi Bay between October 1994 and September 1996. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Wakwabi, E.O. (1999). The ichthyofauna of a tropical mangrove bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): community structure and trophic organisation. PhD Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 217 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Beam trawlers, Epibenthos, Fish catches, Fish fauna, Mangroves, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Alpheidae Rafinesque, 1815, Anguilliformes, Anomura, Apogon nigripes Playfair, 1867, Apogonidae Günther, 1859, Argobuccinum pustulosum (Lightfoot, 1786), Asteroidea, Bivalvia, Bothus myriaster (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846), Brachyura, Bulla ampulla Linnaeus, 1758, Caridea, Cephalopoda, Cerithidea decollata (Linnaeus, 1767), Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch, 1791), Cheilinus trilobatus Lacepède, 1801, Cheilinus undulatus Rüppell, 1835, Cnidaria, Conus textile Linnaeus, 1758, Coris aygula Lacepède, 1801, Cypraea annulus Linnaeus, 1758, Cypraea moneta Linnaeus, 1758, Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus, 1758), Dascyllus trimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829), Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829), Diadema Gray, 1825, Echinoidea, Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Epinephelus suillus (Valenciennes, 1828), Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838, Fowleria aurita (Valenciennes, 1831), Gerres acinaces Bleeker, 1854, Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775), Gnatholepis Bleeker, 1874, Gobiidae Cuvier, 1816, Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900, Holothuroidea, Labridae Cuvier, 1816, Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes, 1839), Latirus Montfort, 1810, Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Lethrinus harak (Forsskål, 1775), Lethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802), Leucosiidae Samouelle, 1819, Loligo Lamarck, 1798, Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775), Macrophthalmus (Macrophthalmus) milloti Crosnier, 1965, , Majidae Samouelle, 1819, Ophiuroidea, Opisthobranchia, Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758, Palaemoninae Rafinesque, 1815, Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier, 1829), Paramonacanthus barnardi Fraser-Brunner, 1941, Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855), Pelates quadrilineatus (Bloch, 1790), Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edwards, 1837, Penaeus japonicus Spence Bate, 1888, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan, 1844 [in De Haan, 1833-1850], Planaxis sulcatus (Born, 1778), Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787), Pontoniinae Kingsley, 1879, Processidae Ortmann, 1896, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828), Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848), Scarus sordidus Forsskål, 1775, Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829), Sepia Linnaeus, 1758, Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797), Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835), Sphaeramia orbicularis (Cuvier, 1828), Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt, 1823), Stomatopoda, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 1785), Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758, Terapon theraps Cuvier, 1829, Terapontidae Richardson, 1842, Tetraodontidae Bonaparte, 1831, Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758), Trochus Linnaeus, 1758, Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
October 1994 - September 1996
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Alpheidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Anguilliformes [WoRMS]
Anomura [WoRMS]
Apogon nigripes Playfair, 1867 [WoRMS]
Apogonidae Günther, 1859 [WoRMS]
Argobuccinum pustulosum (Lightfoot, 1786) [WoRMS]
Asteroidea [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Bothus myriaster (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Bulla ampulla Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Caridea [WoRMS]
Cephalopoda [WoRMS]
Cerithidea decollata (Linnaeus, 1767) [WoRMS]
Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch, 1791) [WoRMS]
Cheilinus trilobatus Lacepède, 1801 [WoRMS]
Cheilinus undulatus Rüppell, 1835 [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Conus textile Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Coris aygula Lacepède, 1801 [WoRMS]
Cypraea annulus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Cypraea moneta Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Dascyllus trimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829) [WoRMS]
Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]
Diadema Gray, 1825 [WoRMS]
Echinoidea [WoRMS]
Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) [WoRMS]
Epinephelus suillus (Valenciennes, 1828) [WoRMS]
Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838 [WoRMS]
Fowleria aurita (Valenciennes, 1831) [WoRMS]
Gerres acinaces Bleeker, 1854 [WoRMS]
Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]
Gnatholepis Bleeker, 1874 [WoRMS]
Gobiidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900 [WoRMS]
Holothuroidea [WoRMS]
Labridae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes, 1839) [WoRMS]
Latirus Montfort, 1810 [WoRMS]
Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) [WoRMS]
Lethrinus harak (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]
Lethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802) [WoRMS]
Leucosiidae Samouelle, 1819 [WoRMS]
Loligo Lamarck, 1798 [WoRMS]
Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]
Macrophthalmus (Macrophthalmus) milloti Crosnier, 1965 [WoRMS]
[WoRMS]
Majidae Samouelle, 1819 [WoRMS]
Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]
Opisthobranchia [WoRMS]
Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Palaemoninae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]
Paramonacanthus barnardi Fraser-Brunner, 1941 [WoRMS]
Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855) [WoRMS]
Pelates quadrilineatus (Bloch, 1790) [WoRMS]
Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 [WoRMS]
Penaeus japonicus Spence Bate, 1888 [WoRMS]
Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798 [WoRMS]
Penaeus semisulcatus De Haan, 1844 [in De Haan, 1833-1850] [WoRMS]
Planaxis sulcatus (Born, 1778) [WoRMS]
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) [WoRMS]
Pontoniinae Kingsley, 1879 [WoRMS]
Processidae Ortmann, 1896 [WoRMS]
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) [WoRMS]
Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848) [WoRMS]
Scarus sordidus Forsskål, 1775 [WoRMS]
Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]
Sepia Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797) [WoRMS]
Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835) [WoRMS]
Sphaeramia orbicularis (Cuvier, 1828) [WoRMS]
Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt, 1823) [WoRMS]
Stomatopoda [WoRMS]
Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 1785) [WoRMS]
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Terapon theraps Cuvier, 1829 [WoRMS]
Terapontidae Richardson, 1842 [WoRMS]
Tetraodontidae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]
Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Trochus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of fish, Epibenthos sampling, Presence/absence of biota

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999), more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Wakwabi, E.O. (1999). The ichthyofauna of a tropical mangrove bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya): community structure and trophic organisation. PhD Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 217 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-31
Information last updated: 2016-06-09
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