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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Comparison of larval duration and pre- and post-settlement growth in two species of damselfish, Chromis atripectoralis and Pomacentrus coelestis (Pisces: Pomacentridae), from the Great Barrier Reef

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Poissons_v2b_000782, Reptiles_v2b_00132
Auteur(s)
  • S. R. Thorrold 1,2
  • M. J. Milicich 3
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB No. 3, 4810, Townsville M.S.O., Queensland, Australia
  • 2) Department of Marine Biology, James Cook University, 4811, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • 3) School of Australian Environmental Studies, Griffith University, 4111, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
Résumé

Light traps were used to capture larval fishes, immediately before settlement, at two localities 500 km apart on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in December, 1987. Samples from Lizard Island, in the northern GBR, and Davies Reef, in the central GBR, were dominated by two species of damselfish:Chromis atripectralis andPomacentrus coelestis. Analysis of otoliths revealed significant differences in both size and age at settlement between the two localities forP. coelestis, but not forC. atripectoralis. Growth rates determined for pre- and post-settlementP. coelestis suggested a sigmoidal growth trajectory through the larval life, with growth slowing as fishes approached the time of settlement. Post-settlement growth rates were faster than growth prior to settlement in both species. Growth in both species was, however, similar between localities. The relationship between fish size and otolith size was complex, varying both between pre- and post-settlement fishes, and among localities. This emphasizes the need to validate the relationship between fish size and otolith size before otoliths may be used to back-calculate individual growth trajectories.

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  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
CE4E3686562956D3E8245225589077EB8F6DD94B
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1990
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.016
Sous-corpus
  • Poissons
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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