Distributional patterns and community structure of Caribbean coral reef fishes within a river-impacted bay

J. Mallela, C. Roberts, Chris Harrod, C.R. Goldspink

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Abstract

This study examined how riverine inputs, in particular sediment, influenced the community structure and trophic composition of reef fishes within Rio Bueno, north Jamaica. Due to river discharge a distinct gradient of riverine inputs existed across the study sites. Results suggested that riverine inputs (or a factor associated with them) had a structuring effect on fish community structure. Whilst fish communities at all sites were dominated by small individuals (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-537
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

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Mallela, J. ; Roberts, C. ; Harrod, Chris ; Goldspink, C.R. / Distributional patterns and community structure of Caribbean coral reef fishes within a river-impacted bay. In: Journal of Fish Biology. 2007 ; Vol. 70, No. 2. pp. 523-537.
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