Seasonal variation and species composition of fishes communities in artificial reef unit at marine ranching area in the coastal waters off Jeju island, Korea

제주바다목장 해역 내 인공 어초군에 서식하는 어류군집의 종조성 및 계절변동

  • Oh, Taeg-Yun (Fisheries Resources Management Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Cha, Hyung-Kee (Fisheries Resources Management Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Chang, Dae-Soo (Fisheries Resources Management Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Hwang, Choul-Hee (Fish Research Team, Marine Eco-Technology Institute Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Nam, Yun-Ju (Fish Research Team, Marine Eco-Technology Institute Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Kwak, Seok-Nam (Fish Research Team, Marine Eco-Technology Institute Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Son, Min-Ho (Fish Research Team, Marine Eco-Technology Institute Co., Ltd.)
  • 오택윤 (국립수산과학원 자원연구과) ;
  • 차형기 (국립수산과학원 자원연구과) ;
  • 장대수 (국립수산과학원 자원연구과) ;
  • 황철희 (해양생태기술연구소 어류연구팀) ;
  • 남윤주 (해양생태기술연구소 어류연구팀) ;
  • 곽석남 (해양생태기술연구소 어류연구팀) ;
  • 손민호 (해양생태기술연구소 어류연구팀)
  • Received : 2010.02.24
  • Accepted : 2010.05.07
  • Published : 2010.05.31


This study monitored a variety of marine fish communities in artificial reefs unit of the total 5 types (Dice type, Octagonal turtle type, Two-stage tube type, Gazebo type, Tetrapod type) which are located in the marine ranching at Jeju island by scuba diving in May, July, October and December 2009. Underwater photographing was accomplished at total 3 phases (condition of artificial reefs photographing, concentric circle movement photographing and line transect photographing). The preservation condition of artificial reefs facility was very good, and the dominant species were Chromis notatus, Sebastes thompsoni, Oplegnathus fasciatus and Halichoeres poecilopterus. Fish abundance was high in May and June, and low in October and December, 2009. Chromis notatus was dominant at the all types of artificial reefs, Halichoeres poecilopterus for Gazebo type and Tetrapod type of artificial reefs, and Sebastes thompsoni for Dice type, Octagonal turtle type and Two-stage tube type of artificial reefs.


Artificial reef unit;Jeju island;Fishes communities;Marine ranching;Visual census


Supported by : 국립수산과학원


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