A preliminary test of the transitional growth spurt hypothesis using the protogynous coral trout Plectropomus maculatus

Adams, S., and Williams, A.J. (2001) A preliminary test of the transitional growth spurt hypothesis using the protogynous coral trout Plectropomus maculatus. Journal of Fish Biology, 59 (1). pp. 183-185.

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Abstract

Estimates of back-calculated size at age provided no evidence of a growth spurt following sexual transition in the protogynous serranid Plectropomus maculatus. The results suggested that mature females that had a large size at age early in life changed sex to male.

Item ID: 1728
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: transitional growth spurt; size advantage hypothesis; protogyny; coral trout; Plectropomus leopardus; coral reef fish
ISSN: 1095-8649
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2007
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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