Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) from Abu Hashish fringing reefs, Port Sudan, Red Sea

Sheikh Eldin M. Elamin, Afra B. Mohamed, Zuheir N. Mahmoud


Using Reef Check Programme butterflyfishes of Abu Hashish fringing reefs were recorded during 2003 and 2013. The results showed that the numbers of species declined from nine to seven. Chi square test revealed that the number of butterflyfishes significantly decreased (p<0.00001). This reduction was attributed to continuous construction and anthropogenic actives

Keywords: Butterflyfishes, Abu Hashish, Port Sudan

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