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Larval growth predicts the recruitment success of a coral reef fish

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dc.contributor Sch Marine Biol & Aquaculture
dc.contributor Smithsonian Institution
dc.contributor James Cook Univ N Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci Trop Fisheries
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Unit 0948
dc.contributor Smithsonian Trop Res Inst
dc.contributor Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
dc.contributor No Terr Univ
dc.contributor Charles Darwin University
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en MCCORMICK, MI BERGENIUS, MAJ MEEKAN, MG ROBERTSON, DR 2013-02-28T06:47:16Z 2013-02-28T06:47:16Z 2017-03-21T01:12:10Z 2019-07-08T02:20:23Z 2013-02-28T06:47:16Z 2013-02-28T06:47:16Z 2017-03-21T01:12:10Z 2019-07-08T02:20:23Z 2002-05-01
dc.identifier 5805 en
dc.identifier.citation Bergenius MAJ, Meekan MG, Robertson DR and McCormick MI (2002) Larval growth predicts the recruitment success of a coral reef fish. Oecologia. 131: 521-525. en
dc.identifier.issn 0029-8549
dc.description.abstract While growth rates of pelagic larvae have been argued to be one of the principal determinants of the recruitment success of temperate marine fishes, it is not known if this is the case in the tropics. Here, we use larval growth histories derived from otoliths of a Caribbean reef fish to show that monthly variation in the intensity of settlement and recruitment of pelagic juveniles onto reefs is positively correlated with variation in growth rates 1-2 weeks after larvae begin feeding. Our results suggest that the processes thought to underlie recruitment of marine fishes in temperate regions may also operate in the tropics and contrasts with current research on the causes of recruitment variability in coral reef fishes, which emphasises the role of larval transport.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
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dc.relation.ispartof Oecologia - pages: 131: 521-525 en
dc.subject Marine Fishes
dc.subject Life-history Traits
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Critical Period
dc.subject Physical Processes
dc.subject Ichthyoplankton Mortality-rates
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Otolith
dc.subject Plankton
dc.subject Settlement
dc.subject Panama
dc.subject Predation
dc.subject Gadus-morhua
dc.subject Size
dc.title Larval growth predicts the recruitment success of a coral reef fish
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00442-002-0918-4
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000176218000006

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