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Age validation, growth and mortality rates of the tropical snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae) Lutjanus adetii (Castelnau, 1873) and L. quinquelineatus (Bloch, 1790) from the central Great Barrier Reef,
The protracted longevity and low natural mortality rates imply that both L. adetii and L. quinquelineatus are vulnerable to overfishing despite their small size. Expand
Ecosystem biomonitoring with eDNA: metabarcoding across the tree of life in a tropical marine environment
The potential of eDNA to inform on the breadth of biodiversity present in a tropical marine environment is investigated, and the sensitivity and low cost of e DNA metabarcoding are advocated, urging this approach to be rapidly integrated into biomonitoring programs. Expand
Phylogeography of the reef fish Cephalopholis argus (Epinephelidae) indicates Pleistocene isolation across the indo-pacific barrier with contemporary overlap in the coral triangle
The Indo-Pacific Barrier, operating during low sea level associated with glaciation, defines the primary phylogeographic pattern in this species, and a pattern of isolation, divergence, and subsequent overlap likely contributes to species richness at the adjacent CT and is consistent with the region of overlap hypothesis. Expand
Growth, Age Validation, Mortality, and other Population Characteristics of the Red Emperor Snapper, Lutjanus sebae (Cuvier, 1828), off the Kimberley Coast of North-Western Australia
Red emperor, Lutjanus sebae, were examined from commercial catches in the Northern Demersal Scalefish Fishery (NDSF) of north-western Australia from 1997 to 1999. Specimens ranged from 183 to 728 mmExpand
Growth rate, age determination, natural mortality and production potential of the scarlet seaperch, Lutjanus malabaricus Schneider 1801, off the Pilbara coast of north-western Australia
The life history characteristics of L. malabaricus indicate that this species has a low-production potential and hence is vulnerable to overfishing and Harvest strategies should be conservative and fishery managers need to consider harvest refugia in those fisheries where size at first capture cannot be manipulated by modifications to fishing gear. Expand
Age, growth and mortality of the stripey, Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson) and the brown-stripe snapper, L. vitta (Quoy and Gaimard) from the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The longer life span and lower rate of natural mortality for L. carponotatus indicates that this species will be more vulnerable to overfishing than L. vitta, and the periodicity of annulus formation was validated by oxytetracycline labelling of tagged fishes in a separate study. Expand
High Connectivity in the Deepwater Snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus (Lutjanidae) across the Indo-Pacific with Isolation of the Hawaiian Archipelago
The first range-wide survey of a deepwater Indo-Pacific snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus, with special focus on Hawai'i is contributed, indicating a single archipelago-wide stock and coalescent analyses indicate that P. filamentOSus may have colonized Hawai' i 26 K–52 K y ago against prevailing currents, with dispersal away from Hawai'o dominating migration estimates. Expand
Global patterns in the bycatch of sharks and rays
Overall for sharks, gear type was the most important predictor with pelagic longline fisheries in the South Atlantic displaying the highest bycatch ratios, and no patterns were found for ray bycatch. Expand
Patterns of zonation of assemblages of the Lutjanidae, Lethrinidae and Serranidae (Epinephelinae) within and among mid-shelf and outer-shelf reefs in the central Great Barrier Reef
Iconic species of the Lutjanidae, Lethrinidae and Serranidae were found to occur in assemblages that were characteristic of major zones, this pattern being consistent within and among shelf locations. Expand