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Rare Species Support Vulnerable Functions in High-Diversity Ecosystems
The most unusual, and thus irreplaceable, functions performed by species in three different species-rich ecosystems are fulfilled by only the rare species in these ecosystems.
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How the acquired behaviour of commercial reef fishes may influence the results obtained from visual censuses
Distances between fishes and a transect line, as observed by underwater visual censuses, were analyzed according to fish behaviour, school size and fish size. The data were separated into four levelsExpand
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The Humphead Wrasse, Cheilinus Undulatus: Synopsis of a Threatened and Poorly Known Giant Coral Reef Fish
The humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, is the largest living member of the family Labridae, with a maximum size exceeding 2 m and 190 kg. Its geographic range covers much of the Indo-Pacific. TheExpand
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Functional over-redundancy and high functional vulnerability in global fish faunas on tropical reefs
Significance Our results indicate that, even in highly diverse systems like coral reefs, we can no longer assume that the erosion of species diversity can be discounted by the high probability ofExpand
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Distributions of Indo-Pacific lionfishes Pterois spp. in their native ranges : implications for the Atlantic invasion
Lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) have become a major concern in the western Atlantic and Caribbean since their introduction in the 1980s. Invasive lionfish can reach very high populationExpand
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Global Biogeography of Reef Fishes: A Hierarchical Quantitative Delineation of Regions
Delineating regions is an important first step in understanding the evolution and biogeography of faunas. However, quantitative approaches are often limited at a global scale, particularly in theExpand
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Checklist of the fishes of New Caledonia, and their distribution in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (Pisces)
A checklist of the fi shes of New Caledonia is presented. A total of 2328 species in 246 families have been recorded from the region. Eight of these species are not native, but have been introduced.Expand
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Ecological traits and environmental affinity explain Red Sea fish introduction into the Mediterranean.
Alien species are considered one of the prime threats to biodiversity, driving major changes in ecosystem structure and function. Identifying the traits associated with alien introduction has beenExpand
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A general approach to length-weight relationships for New Caledonian lagoon fishes
Most studies involving Pacific reef fishes use underwater visual censusing techniques to estimate their bio- mass and stock. This requires to know the length-weight relationships of all the speciesExpand
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Effects of marine reserves on coral reef fish communities from five islands in New Caledonia
Abstract. The effect of marine reserve protection on coral reef fish communities was studied on five islands located in the southwest lagoon of New Caledonia. Commercial fish communities andExpand
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