Dataset: Database for Rank Abundance Distribution prediction in the South East Marine Region (SEMR). Version 1.0


This product represents the predicted spatial patterns of species abundance, species richness and species evenness of demersal fish communities in the SEMR. It provides a description of the structure rather than the composition (i.e. specific species) of these assemblages. Structure equates to total species abundance (the total number of individuals), species richness (the total number of species) and species evenness (relative proportions of species). The product can also be used to identify areas in the SEMR that are predicted to have unique combinations of species richness and evenness. This allows managers to identify areas that are predicted to have common or rare types of community structure.

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