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Ecology of Fish Communities in Coral Habitats Along the Coast of Pakistan: Potential Threats and Conservation Strategies

Ecology of Fish Communities in Coral Habitats Along the Coast of Pakistan: Potential Threats and Conservation Strategies

 Amjad Ali1*, Pirzada Jamal Ahmad Siddiqui1, Naveed Ahmad2,Shabir Ali Amir3, Rafaqat Masroor3,Seema Shafique1 and Zaib-un-Nisa Burhan1

1Center of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270
2Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratories, Bahria University, Karachi Campus, Karachi
3Zoological Sciences Division, Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad

*      Corresponding author: aalimbku@hotmail.com

Fig. 1.

Map of Pakistan coast. Insets showing study sites.

Fig. 2.

Cluster analysis for fish communities using group average linkage techniques at 10 dive sites, based on root square transformation and Bray-Curtis similarity index. Symbols are as, MV1-2, Mubarak Village dive sites 1-2; CI1-4, Churna Island dive sites 1-4; AI 1-4, Astola Island dive sites 1-4.

Fig. 3.

K. dominance curve for fish communities at 10 dive sites. For abbreviations, see Figure 2.

Fig. 1

 Map of Pakistan coast. Insets showing study sites.

 

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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