The benthos and ichthyofauna of Baixo São João, Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, southern Mozambique




A reef survey was conducted at Baixo São João, southern Mozambique, in July 2015. This involved point intercept analysis of photo-quadrat transects of the benthos recorded in the northern, central and southern parts of the reef, on the reef top and its inshore and offshore slopes. Visual techniques were used to describe the ichthyofauna. The coral community proved to be uniform within all reef zones and relatively rich compared to other southern Mozambican reefs, but with no unique or fragile species. Hard corals were predominant (mean cover = 32.3%), followed by soft corals (mean cover =12.8%).


WIO Journal of Marine Science






- Maputo


- Inglês


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- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro



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