Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 16, 3959–3976, 2019

Special issue: Ocean deoxygenation: drivers and consequences – past, present...

Biogeosciences, 16, 3959–3976, 2019

Research article 15 Oct 2019

Research article | 15 Oct 2019

Hypoxia in mangroves: occurrence and impact on valuable tropical fish habitat

Alexia Dubuc et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Sep 2019) by Kenneth Rose
AR by Alexia Dubuc on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2019) by Kenneth Rose
Short summary
Little is known about how hypoxia influences mangrove fish assemblages. In situ video observations reveal species-specific avoidance strategies in response to developing hypoxia in a mangrove forest. Taxa commonly using mangroves could withstand hypoxia, while others usually associated with reef habitats were not recorded below 70 % saturation. These results suggest that hypoxia is an important factor shaping mangrove fish assemblages and could explain the low species richness usually observed.
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