Seasonal species composition and cluster analysis of catches by shrimp beam trawl in the Geum river estuary

새우조망을 이용한 금강 하구역 어획물의 계절별 종조성 및 군집분석

  • Received : 2014.09.04
  • Accepted : 2014.10.08
  • Published : 2014.11.30


Seasonal variations in species composition of catches were explored using seasonal samples caught by shrimp beam trawl in the Geum river estuary in 2011. During the study period, total catches were collected 91 species as fish 47 species, crustacean 28 species, mollusca 4 species, gastropoda 5 species, shellfish 3 species and others 4 species. The dominant species were Exopalaemon carinicauda, Eriocheir leptognathus, Palaemon gravieri, Mugil cephalus, Acanthogobius hasta, Cynoglossus joyneri, Pennahia argentata and Coilia nasus. The amount of species in spring and summer was higher than in autumn. The diversity index (H') was 0.43~0.96, evenness index (EI) was 0.14~0.25, and richness index (RI) was 1.54~4.25. Using cluster analysis 91 species were divided into 4 groups. Group I appeared mainly in spring and summer. Group II appeared only in summer. Group III appeared in winter and spring, and Group IV in spring and autumn.


Geum river estuary;Dominant species;Diversity index(H');Evenness index(EI);Richness index(RI);Cluster analysis


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