Abstract:Distribution and abundance of the ichthyofauna of surf zone in sandy beaches of the Rio de Janeiro Municipality, Brazil, were studied aiming to detect seasonal and wave exposure gradient influences on the fish community structure. Quarterly samplings were performed at 10 sites according to the exposure degree (sheltered, exposed and very exposed) between January and November 2004, by using beach seines with hauls carried out perpendicular to the coastline. A total of 6,464 fishes in 38 species and 22 families … Show more
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