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Table 1 Substrate/habitat categories used in characterizing the sites surveyed and number and proportion of identified conch

From: Population and growth of queen conch (Lobatus gigas Linnaeus, 1758) in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve of Belize

Category Description Identified zone Number of conch
DSGH Coarse sand bottom dominated by seagrass Thalassia spp. and Syringodium spp. Conservation zone A: 69 (9.96%)
J: 483 (69.7%)
SFH Coarse sand bottom without seagrass cover General use zone J: 127 (18.33%)
SSGH Coarse sand bottom with sparse seagrass cover by Thalassia spp. and Syringodium spp. General use zone A: 14 (2.02%)
  1. A, adult individual; J, juvenile.