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Demersal fishes associated with <i>Lophelia pertusa</i> coral and hard-substrate biotopes on the continental slope, northern Gulf of Mexico

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Kenneth J. Sulak, Brooks R. Allen, Kirsten E. Luke, April D. Norem, Michael T. Randall, Andrew J. Quaid, George E. Yeargin, Jana M. Miller, William M. Harden, John H. Caruso, and Steve W. Ross, 2007, Demersal fishes associated with <i>Lophelia pertusa</i> coral and hard-substrate biotopes on the continental slope, northern Gulf of Mexico: Bulletin of Marine Science, v. 81, iss. S1.

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The demersal fish fauna of Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758) coral reefs and associated hard-bottom biotopes was investigated at two depth horizons in the northern Gulf of Mexico using a manned submersible and remote sampling. The Viosca Knoll fauna consisted of at least 53 demersal fish species, 37 of which were documented by submersible video. On the 325 m horizon, dominant taxa determined from frame-by-frame video analysis included Stromateidae, Serranidae, Trachichthyidae, Congridae, Scorpaenidae, and Gadiformes. On the 500 m horizon, large mobile visual macrocarnivores of families Stromateidae and Serranidae dropped out, while a zeiform microcarnivore assumed importance on reef "Thicket" biotope, and the open-slope taxa Macrouridae [...]

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