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Little change in the distribution of rocky shore faunal communities on the Australian east coast after 50 years of rapid warming
It is concluded that the environmental transition driven by wave exposure, local currents and the presence of large sand islands, and not temperature, is the primary factor influencing biogeographic distributions along the subtropical east coast of Australia. Expand
Declining trends in annual catch rates of the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Queensland, Australia
Reductions in catch rate are consistent with a decline in tiger shark abundance, but this interpretation should be made with caution, as the inter-annual CPUE varies considerably at most locations. Expand
Comparison of the lateral line and ampullary systems of two species of shovelnose ray
Both the pore patterns and the distribution of the ampullary clusters in R. typus differ from A. rostrata, although a basic pore distribution pattern is conserved, as lateral line canals are bordered by electrosensory pore fields. Expand
The distribution and function of mucous cells and their secretions in the alimentary tract of Arrhamphus sclerolepis krefftii
A novel mechanism for the involvement of mucus in the extraction of nutrients from plant material mechanically digested by fish is proposed. Expand
Enzymatic digestion in stomachless fishes: how a simple gut accommodates both herbivory and carnivory
The digestive biochemistry of four beloniform fishes is examined to determine how these fishes digest their respective diets with their simple, short gut, and offers partial support for the adaptive modulation hypothesis, support the Plug-Flow Reactor model of digestion in herbivorous halfbeaks and also support the compartmental models of digestion. Expand
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) movement patterns and habitat use determined by satellite tagging in eastern Australian waters
Investigation of periods of tiger shark residency outside of Australia’s fisheries management zones highlight the potential vulnerability of the species to unregulated fisheries and the importance of cross-jurisdictional arrangements for species’ management and conservation. Expand
Food choice in Siganus fuscescens: influence of macrophyte nutrient content and availability
It is shown that food value could be inferred from the absolute nutrient content of the macrophytes, and both the ability to assimilate nutrients as well as the absolute nutrients content of Macrophytes must be quantified when assessing food value. Expand
Grazing by a small fish affects the early stages of a post-settlement stony coral
The result indicates that blennies, although small and possessing weak dentition, can negatively influence the survival of young coral recruits, suggesting that coral achieving that size and form can escape such damage. Expand
The influence of increased line-fishing mortality on the sex ratio and age of sex reversal of the venus tusk fish
The age of sex reversal of the venus tusk fish Choerodon venustus, caught by line fishing at various locations on the southern Great Barrier Reef, indicated that C. venustus is capable of modifyingExpand
Physiological responses to short-term fasting among herbivorous, omnivorous, and carnivorous fishes
Among teleosts fishes, short episodes of fasting lead to significant alterations in intestinal form and function that are rapidly restored with feeding, and significant regulation of hydrolase activities and nutrient uptake was exhibited by I. punctatus and M. salmoides. Expand