In declining order of importance, these families were the Scaridae, Acanthuridae
, Holocentridae (exclusively of the subfamily Holocentrinae, the squirrelfishes), Monacanthidae, Priacanthidae, Chaetodontidae, Aulostomidae, and Cirrhitidae (Table 2).
Volume 8 (Fowler and Bean, 1929) treated the Caproidae, Scorpidae, Monodactylidae, Platacidae, Ephippidae, Toxotidae, Scatophagidae, Chaetodontidae, Acanthuridae
, and Siganidae.
For example, the families Acanthuridae
, Ogcocephalidae, and Pomacanthidae were only caught in crest nets and there were no species or families that were exclusively caught in channel nets.
Past studies with several reef fish families (Labridae, Scaridae, Acanthuridae
, and Serranidae) showed high (>90%) retention of elastomer implants, particularly for individuals greater than 150 mm standard length (Tupper, 2007).
and Caesionidae) that are abundant on the northern side of the island.
The primary families include: Acanthuridae
, Carangidae, Gerreidae, Holocentridae, Kyphosidae, Labridae, Lethrinidae, Lutjanidae, Mugilidae, Mullidae, Scaridae, and Siganidae.
South Bock Cay Channel nets Family Light traps (%) Surface Subsurface (%) Acanthuridae
* Albulidae 9.
Demersal Benthic Midwater Adjacent sands Acanthuridae
Blenniidae Caesionidae Creedidae Apogonidae Gobiidae Clupeidae Nemipteridae Balistidae Scorpaenidae Engraulidae Platycephalidae Labridae Fistulariidae Synodontidae Lutjanidae Monacanthidae Pomacentridae Plesiopidae Scaridae Serranidae Siganidae