Universität Rostock, 2008
Abstract: This study investigates the population ecology of arctic flounder (Liopsetta glacialis), flounder (Plathichtys flesus) and dab (Limanda limanda) in coastal waters and estuaries in the White Sea. The following study objects were the focus of interest: (1) An evaluation of habitat use and occupation of niche of these three species, especially of arctic flounder and flounder, which compete for the same habitat in the White Sea. (2) A comparative investigation of biology of the three flatfish species in their northern (Kindo peninsula, Kandalaksha Bay) and southern (Dvina delta, Dvina Bay) distribution areas of the White Sea.
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