PDF Diversity and Stability of Demersal Species Assemblages in the Gulf of Guinea

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Contributor Emmanuel Dovlo
Geographical coverage Gulf of Guinea, Ghana,
Keywords demersal, fish assemblage, continental shelf, biodiversity, physico-chemical parameters,
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The structure of the demersal fish assemblages on the continental shelf and upper continental slope of the Gulf of Guinea is described. Community structure is determined primarily by the depth and type of sediment on the seabed. The dynamics of the assemblages are influenced by the physico-chemical parameters of the water masses mainly temperature, salinity and oxygen. Environmental forcing and irresponsible fishing practices pose a threat to the biodiversity of the Gulf of Guinea. 

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