Seagrass beds provide habitat for crabs, shrimps and fish in two estuaries on the South Island of New Zealand

Seagrasses are marine angiosperms that potentially provide habitat for crabs, shrimps and fish. However, these types of data are lacking for the seagrass species (Zostera muelleri/rimurÄ“hia) that inhabit intertidal estuaries on the South Island of New Zealand. Abundances of crabs, shrimps and fish were therefore quantified from 361 non-destructive seine tows done in seagrass beds and bare…