The reef fish assemblage of Bonaire Marine Park: an analysis of REEF Fish Survey Project data

Pattengill- Semmens, C.V.. 2002. The reef fish assemblage of Bonaire Marine Park: an analysis of REEF Fish Survey Project data.

Proceedings 53rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 53: 591-605

A total of 362 species have been reported from 77 sites around Bonaire and the neighboring Klein Bonaire. This makes the Bonaire Marine Park one of the most species rich areas in REEF's database. The paper also showed that the composition of species (presence and abundance) on Klein Bonaire and Bonaire are distinct. In addition to providing data for site characterization, the thousands of surveys in REEF's database will provide a baseline against which future change can be assessed. This paper provides the most comprehensive species list published to date for the Park.

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