, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 2–9 | Cite as

The structure of two South Carolina estuarine tide pool fish assemblages

  • Roy E. Crabtree
  • John Mark Dean


The fish assemblages of two South Carolina estuarine tide pools located in the North Edisto River were sampled from June to October 1977, and during June and July 1978, by haul seine, lift net and channel net. The nekton was dominated numerically byFundulus heteroclitus, Leiostomus xanthurus, Menidia menidia andAnchoa mitchilli. Oyster reef areas were dominated numerically byGobiosoma bosci andF. heteroclitus. The relative abundance of tide pool fishes differs from deep water areas of the North Edisto River as described from otter trawls, but is similar to that described by others for South Carolina tidal creeks.


Fish Assemblage Oyster Shell Oyster Reef Tide Pool Otter Trawl 
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© Estuarine Research Federation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy E. Crabtree
    • 1
  • John Mark Dean
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Science ProgramUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia
  2. 2.Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research and Department of BiologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia

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