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Table 1 Sample information on number of individuals (N), mean ± standard deviation (SD) of standard length (SL) and mass (M) as well as specific sampling locations of the key fish species collected around Helgoland from 2009 to 2011

From: Trophic niche partitioning of littoral fish species from the rocky intertidal of Helgoland, Germany

Species (common name) Sampling year N SL (mm)
mean ± SD
M (g)
mean ± SD
Sampling location (i.e. fishing grounds)
Ctenolabrus rupestris (goldsinny wrasse) 2009 19 116 ± 12 39.04 ± 11.88 Pier of institute, South harbour (2011)
2010 17 107 ± 17 29.39 ± 13.13
2011 10 95 ± 10 16.94 ± 4.43
Pomatoschistus minutus (sand goby) 2009 20 63 ± 6 3.56 ± 1.19 Dune harbour
2010 19 59 ± 5 2.19 ± 0.57
2011 10 52 ± 3 1.83 ± 0.39
Pomatoschistus pictus (painted goby) 2009 17 27 ± 5 0.41 ± 0.26 North-east harbour
2010 9 32 ± 7 0.22 ± 0.07
2011 7 23 ± 3 0.17 ± 0.08
Myoxocephalus scorpius (short-spined sea scorpion) 2009 11 161 ± 19 106.41 ± 42.67 Pier of institute, South harbour, West pier
2010 3 154 ± 32 98.44 ± 48.72
2011 9 147 ± 37 87.56 ± 62.36
Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion) 2009 20 111 ± 15 41.94 ± 17.18 Pier of institute, South harbour, West pier
2010 18 119 ± 13 53.61 ± 23.03
2011 10 124 ± 19 63.74 ± 28.10