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Small-scale spatial variation in the elemental composition of otoliths of Stegastes nigricans (Pomacentridae) in French Polynesia

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Univ Perpignan
dc.contributor Lab Ichtyoecol Trop & Mediterraneenne
dc.contributor Universite Perpignan Via Domitia
dc.contributor Ctr Rech Insulaire & Observ Environm
dc.contributor University Of Rostock
dc.contributor Languedoc-roussillon Universites (comue)
dc.contributor Charles Darwin Univ
dc.contributor Univ Rostock
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Charles Darwin University
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en CARLETON, J LO-YAT, A MEEKAN, M MUNKSGAARD, N PARRY, D PLANES, S WOLTER, M 2013-02-28T06:50:53Z 2017-03-21T01:22:32Z 2017-03-21T01:22:32Z 2019-07-08T02:32:33Z 2017-03-21T01:22:32Z 2017-03-21T01:22:32Z 2013-02-28T06:50:53Z 2019-07-08T02:32:33Z 2005-12-01
dc.identifier 7135 en
dc.identifier.citation Lo Yat A, Meekan MG, Munksgaard N, Parry D, Planes S, Wolter M and Carleton JH (2005) Small-scale spatial variation in the elemental composition of otoliths of Stegastes nigicans (Pomacentridae) in French Polynesia. Coral Reefs. 24: 646-653. en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028
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dc.description.abstract Solution-based inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used to determine if Stegastes nigricans collected from 15 sites in French Polynesia could be distinguished by the trace element composition of their otoliths. A total of 293 adults were collected by spearing and their otoliths were analysed. We found that elemental signatures differed significantly among sites within and between the islands of Tahiti and Moorea (p < 0.001), primarily due to variation in concentrations of the elements Ba, Ca, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Sr and Y. The otoliths of fish collected within Papeete Harbour in Tahiti had distinctive elemental signatures characterised by relatively high concentrations of Mn. Otoliths of these fish could be distinguished from others that were collected only a small distance (200 m) from the harbour. This is the first time that differences in chemical composition of otoliths have been reported at such small spatial scales and this trait may prove useful for the studies of connectivity of populations at within reef scales.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Coral Reefs - pages: 24: 646-653 en
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dc.subject Temperature
dc.subject Elemental Fingerprint
dc.subject Connectivity
dc.subject Trace-elements
dc.subject Chemistry
dc.subject Otolith
dc.subject Icp-ms
dc.subject Microchemistry
dc.subject Nursery Habitats
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Growth-rate
dc.subject Coral-reef Fish
dc.subject Larval Retention
dc.subject Eye Lenses
dc.subject Coral Reef Fish
dc.subject Shad Alosa-sapidissima
dc.title Small-scale spatial variation in the elemental composition of otoliths of Stegastes nigricans (Pomacentridae) in French Polynesia
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00338-005-0047-8
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000233720600020

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