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Relationships between fish faunas and habitat type in south-western Australian estuaries. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Final Report, July 2009

Valesini, F.J., Coen, N.J., Wildsmith, M.D., Hourston, M., Tweedley, J.R., Hallett, C.S., Linke, T.E. and Potter, I.C. (2009) Relationships between fish faunas and habitat type in south-western Australian estuaries. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Final Report, July 2009. Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University

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OBJECTIVES
1. Devise quantitative and readily usable approaches for classifying the local-scale nearshore habitats within a range of estuaries in south-western Australia and predicting the habitat to which any nearshore site in those systems should be assigned.

2. Determine statistically how the compositions of the fish and benthic invertebrate assemblages in selected south-western Australian estuaries are related to habitat type.

3. Formulate a readily usable and reliable method for predicting which fish and benthic invertebrate species are likely to be abundant at any particular nearshore site in one of the above estuaries.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Series Name: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Report Project 2004/045
Publisher: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University
Copyright: © Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Murdoch University Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, 2009
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9389
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