Chapter

Deep Rock Habitats

MILTON S. LOVE and MARY M. YOKLAVICH

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780520246539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0010
Deep Rock Habitats

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This chapter discusses those fishes characteristically found on or over complex seafloor habitats comprising various amounts of cobble, boulders, and rock outcrops in water depths ranging from 30 to 500 m. This depth range encompasses the continental shelf and upper continental slope of California. This chapter also discusses those fishes associated with such artificial structures as oil platforms off Southern California at similar depths. Because very little is known of fish assemblages associated with deep rock habitats off Baja California, this chapter limits the discussion to California waters.

Keywords: complex seafloor habitats; rocky outcrop; California; oil platforms; fish assemblages

Chapter.  7378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aquatic Biology

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