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Factors affecting fish distribution in coastal habitats of the British Virgin Islands

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Few studies of tropical fish communities compare fish distributions across the full range of near-shore tropical marine habitats. As a result, our understanding of tropical marine fish communities is often biased towards habitats preferred by researchers.

The distribution and habitat preferences of all 136 fish species occurring at 106 stations in three bays off Tortola in the British Virgin Islands were assessed. At a species level, habitat type was often the key factor influencing ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Tropical Ecology and Entomology Research Group
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Brian Gratwicke
Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:f0b83565-7ed9-4612-ac98-b203b19a8be5
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ora:5129

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