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Size composition and seasonal changes in abundance of juvenile sole, Solea solea, in the Severn Estuary and Inner Bristol Channel

Claridge, P.N. and Potter, I.C. (1987) Size composition and seasonal changes in abundance of juvenile sole, Solea solea, in the Severn Estuary and Inner Bristol Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 67 (03). pp. 561-569.

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Abstract

During a period of five years in the mid-1970s, fish were collected at weekly intervals from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel. The resultant data on the abundance and lengths of these fish have provided valuable information on the times when the juveniles of several marine species are recruited into the estuary and on their pattern of growth during the first years of life (Claridge & Gardner, 1977; Titmus, Claridge & Potter, 1978; Claridge & Potter, 1983, 1984, 1985; Potter & Claridge, 1985). One of the marine species found in the Severn Estuary for which no seasonal data on density or body size have been presented is the sole, Solea solea (L.), whose relative abundance ranked it amongst the top ten species in two of the five years of our study (Claridge, Potter & Hardisty, 1986).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1987
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19590
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