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Replenishment of fish populations in the enclosed lagoon of Taiaro Atoll: (Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia) evidence from eggs and larvae

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dc.contributor Ctr Biodivers & Conservat Res
dc.contributor Univ Perpignan
dc.contributor Universite Cote D'azur (comue)
dc.contributor Universite Perpignan Via Domitia
dc.contributor Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (cnrs)
dc.contributor Div Vertebrate Zool
dc.contributor Fish Sect
dc.contributor Ura 1453
dc.contributor Languedoc-roussillon Universites (comue)
dc.contributor Ctr Rech Insulaires & Observ Environm
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Cnrs
dc.contributor Ecole Prat Hautes Etud
dc.contributor Australian Museum
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author DUFOUR, V
dc.contributor.author LEIS, JM
dc.contributor.author TRNSKI, T
dc.contributor.author DOHERTY, PJ
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:24:55Z
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dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:51:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:24:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-02T04:14:56Z
dc.date.issued 1998-04-01
dc.identifier 1185 en
dc.identifier.citation Leis JM, Trnski T, Doherty PJ and Dufour V (1998) Replenishment of fish populations in the enclosed lagoon of Taiaro Atoll: (Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia) evidence from eggs and larvae. Coral Reefs. 17: 1-8. en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/1185
dc.description.abstract Taiaro Atoll Lagoon is normally isolated from the ocean, but at least 125 marine fish species of 31 families are present there. We sampled fish larvae in Taiaro Lagoon and the nearby ocean in February 1994 with plankton net, neuston net and light trap to investigate which taxa were completing their life cycles in the lagoon. Concentrations of fish eggs and larvae were very high in the lagoon indicating intense spawning, but larvae of only 18 taxa of 10 families were present. Only six, a callionymid, gobiids, a hemiramphid, a microdesmid, and two pomacentrids, were present across a full range of pelagic sizes, and were clearly completing their pelagic stage in the lagoon. Four other taxa, an apogonid, two labrids and a scarid, were common, but the largest individuals were small (< 5 mm) postflexion larvae. These may have been completing their pelagic stage in the lagoon. The remaining lagoonal larvae (eight taxa) were rare and at the preflexion stage, so we could only conclude that they hatched from eggs spawned in the lagoon. Nineteen taxa of 15 families found as adults in the lagoon were present outside the lagoon as larvae, but not inside, suggesting that they may not normally complete their life cycles in the lagoon. Horizontal distributions of larvae-in the lagoon are apparently due to the interaction of larval vertical distribution behaviour with a wind-driven countercurrent system.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en
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dc.relation.ispartof Coral Reefs - pages: 17: 1-8 en
dc.subject Pelagic Stage
dc.subject Fish Larvae
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Coral-reef Fishes
dc.subject Patterns
dc.subject Coral Reef Lagoon
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Island
dc.subject Devices
dc.subject Recruitment
dc.subject Dispersal
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.title Replenishment of fish populations in the enclosed lagoon of Taiaro Atoll: (Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia) evidence from eggs and larvae
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000073412000001


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