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Brief description

Eight scientific staff of the Western Australian and Northern Territory Museums completed a survey of 37 marine, five freshwater and two terrestrial stations in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Habitats were sampled for a variety of invertebrate taxa and for fish. This report includes species inventories for most of the taxa sampled. More than 170 species of hard corals, 82 species of echinoderms, 317 species of molluscs, 139 species of decapod crustaceans, 49 species of barnacles, 67 species and higher taxa of polychaete worms and 324 species of fishes were recorded. The Kimberley has quite a high diversity of marine habitats which are dominated by the effects of strong tidal currents and high turbidity resulting in a relatively low faunal diversity. Comments are included on future management options for Kimberley marine ecosystems.

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Original record compiled for the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Project 3.8, 2008. Originally sourced from WA Museum researchers May, 2008.

Notes

Credit
F. Wells: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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G. Allen: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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P. Berry: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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D. Jones: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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L. Marsh: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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Clay Bryce: Western Australian Museum (WAM)
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R. Hanley: Northern Territory Museum
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D. Walker: The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Modified: 06 2008

Data time period: 1991-08-11 to 1991-08-28

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127.2,-14.03 127.2,-16.51 122.07,-16.51 122.07,-14.03 127.2,-14.03

124.635,-15.27

Identifiers
  • global : 516811d7-cb03-207a-e0440003ba8c79dd