Site fidelity and activity patterns of a humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus (Labridae), as determined by acoustic telemetry

  title={Site fidelity and activity patterns of a humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus (Labridae), as determined by acoustic telemetry},
  author={Olivier Chateau and Laurent Wantiez},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
This study examines the short-term site fidelity, the home range size and the activity patterns of one specimen of the emblematic and threatened humphead wrasse, Chelinus undulatus. Four omnidirectional hydrophones were deployed for 7 months in the mooring area of Larégnère marine reserve (New Caledonia). The hydrophone network covered 50 ha. The monitored fish was caught in the study site and surgically implanted with an ultrasonic transmitter. The fish displayed a regular diurnal rhythm… 
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  • O. Chateau, L. Wantiez
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 2008
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