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Citation
Williams, D. (1999) Inshore Marine Fish of the Vestfold Hills Antarctica, 1983-1984, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AADC-00038, Accessed: 2022-11-26
Title
Inshore Marine Fish of the Vestfold Hills Antarctica, 1983-1984
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
1999-10-07
Revision Date
2017-03-21
Parent record
Historical_Fish_data

Description

Thirteen species of fish have so far been caught in the inshore waters around the Vestfold Hills, including the Rauer Islands, in depths down to approximately 100 m. Species caught depend markedly on the type of fishing gear used, but three species are clearly dominant numerically. Pagonthenia bernacchii is most abundant in the shallower (less than 20 m deep) weedy and rocky habitats, while Chionodraco hamatus is dominant in the deeper (greater than 20 m deep) nearshore troughs and further offshore. Pagonthenia borchgrevinki occupies the specialised habitat associated with sea ice and close-inshore areas, including fjords and Burton Lake. The species list from the Vestfold Hills area is similar to lists from comparable locations in East Antarctica except for the major difference that C. hamatus has not yet been recorded from such shallow waters at the other locations, while P. bernacchi and P. hansoni are much more abundant in water deeper than 20 m at those sites than at Davis. This work was completed as part of ASAC project 239.

A Microsoft Access database containing data from this cruise, plus several others is available for download from the URL given below. The Entry ID's of the other metadata records also related to this data are:

AADC-00038
AADC-00068
AADC-00073
AADC-00075
AADC-00080
AADC-00082
c88_data

The fields in this dataset are:

Cruises
Date
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Species
Gear
Length
Weight
Sex
Gonad
Eye
Otolith
Stomach
Lifestage
Family

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Quality

Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Access

A pdf copy of the paper that this metadata record is based on, is available for download from the provided URL for Australian Antarctic Division staff only.

Access to the data is via the parent metadata record.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Cruises
  • Date
  • Location
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Species
  • Gear
  • Length
  • Weight
  • Sex
  • Gonad
  • Eye
  • Otolith
  • Stomach
  • Lifestage
  • Family

Locations

  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • SHIPS

Instruments

  • TRAWL

Researchers

  • williams, dick (TECHNICAL CONTACT,INVESTIGATOR)

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