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CSIRO, Fish Survey, Albatross Bay - Gulf of Capentaria, North Australia, 1986-1988

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Seven, four- to five-day cruises were undertaken using the vessel "Jacqueline D" in Albatross Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria between August 1986 and November 1988, using a random stratified trawl survey to measure fish species composition and abundance. Four depth zones between 7 and 45 m were sampled during both day and night. Approx. 890,000 fish of 237 species were collected, of which the bulk were made up of 25 species. The dominant families were Leignathidae, Haemulidae and Clupeidae, with Sciaenidae and Dasyatidae important at night. Leiognathus bindus was the most abundant species, while Caranx bucculentus was the most frequently caught (96% of all trawls). The suite of fishes was separately analysed for occurrence of prawn predators.

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Keywords

Observation; Occurrence

Contacts

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Geographic Coverage

Australia > Gulf of Carpentaria > Albatross Bay

Bounding Coordinates South West [-13, 141.5], North East [-12.5, 142]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1986-08-11 / 1988-11-15

Project Data

No Description available

Title CSIRO - Albatross Bay fish study 1986-1988
Funding CSIRO FRDC - funding (in part) : grant 1985/85
Study Area Description Albatross Bay, northern Australia
Design Description The Tropical Fish Ecology project over this time period carried out work on fish as peneid prawn predators in Albatross Bay and the Embley Estuary, and as tiger prawn predators at Groote Eylandt; fish surveys of the Gulf of Carpentaria; and the biology of tuna baitfish in the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and the Maldives (work commissioned by ACIAR).

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
John Salini

Collection Data

Collection Name CSIRO, Fish Survey, Albatross Bay - Gulf of Capentaria, North Australia, 1986-1988
Collection Identifier CSIRO_AB_FISH_1986_1988
Parent Collection Identifier N/A

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS Blaber, S. J. M., Brewer D. T., Salini, J. P. and Kerr, J. D. (1990). Biomasses, catch rates and abundances of demersal fishes, particularly predators of prawns, in a tropical bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Marine Biology, 107: 397-408. Blaber, S. J. M., Salini, J. P. and Brewer D. T. (1990). A checklist of the fishes of Albatross Bay and the Embley Estuary, North-eastern Gulf of Capentaria. Report. Marine Laboratories. CSIRO Australia, (210): 22p.

Alternative Identifiers c2295938-45f9-473f-bfcc-453dfc590acf
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