Taking stock of Indonesia’s reef fishes

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Credit: Fakhrizal Setiawan

A research team estimated the natural stock of reef fishes from three regencies in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape in Indonesia to fill gaps in knowledge of species composition and biodiversity.

Using an underwater visual census method, the team recorded a total of 176 species belonging to 19 families of economically important reef fishes.

Community structure of target fish in the three regencies is still in a relatively good condition, and there is not much difference in terms of target fish community structure between the three regencies.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/278/1/012070

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