Life on the edge: thermal optima for aerobic scope of equatorial reef fishes are close to current day temperatures
Investigating the thermal range at which aerobic metabolic performance is optimum in equatorial populations of coral reef fish in northern Papua New Guinea indicates that low-latitude reef fish populations are living close to their thermal optima and may be more sensitive to ocean warming than higher-latitudes populations.
Counter-Gradient Variation in Respiratory Performance of Coral Reef Fishes at Elevated Temperatures
It is suggested that compensatory mechanisms in high-latitude populations of reef fishes will be less impacted by ocean warming than will low-latitudes populations.
The corallivorous invertebrate Drupella aids in transmission of brown band disease on the Great Barrier Reef
- K. J. Nicolet, M. Hoogenboom, N. M. Gardiner, M. Pratchett, B. Willis
- Environmental ScienceCoral reefs
- 20 January 2013
Disturbances and corallivorous activities that injure live corals are likely to contribute to increased occurrence of BrB provided that feeding scars create entry wounds sufficiently extensive to facilitate infection.
Olfactory discrimination in juvenile coral reef fishes: Response to conspecifics and corals
Relationships between pair formation, site fidelity and sex in a coral reef cardinalfish
Habitat specialisation, site fidelity and sociality predict homing success in coral reef cardinalfish
Homing was correlated with the degree of habitat specialisation, with specialist species returning in greater numbers than generalist species, and gregarious species with high site fidelity homed better than the less social and less specialised species.
Coral Restoration Effectiveness: Multiregional Snapshots of the Long-Term Responses of Coral Assemblages to Restoration
Coral restoration is rapidly becoming a mainstream strategic reef management response to address dramatic declines in coral cover worldwide. Restoration success can be defined as enhanced reef…
Habitat specialisation and overlap in a guild of coral reef cardinalfishes (Apogonidae)
The high level of both specialisation and overlap in habitat use suggests that the future biodiversity of cardinalfishes in Kimbe Bay could be linked to the fate of a single coral species.
Synergistic effects of habitat preference and gregarious behaviour on habitat use in coral reef cardinalfish
This study’s results indicate that in the field, habitat preferences and conspecific attraction combine to reinforce the association between cardinalfishes and a narrow range of coral substrata.
Homing is not for everyone: displaced cardinalfish find a new place to live.
It was tested whether the pajama cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera could home by displacing individuals up to 250 m within and among isolated reefs and found that being able to return home may not be as critical as previously assumed.