Age-based demography and reproductive ontogeny of angelfishes belonging to the family Pomacanthidae

Sapolu, Tebaua (2005) Age-based demography and reproductive ontogeny of angelfishes belonging to the family Pomacanthidae. Masters (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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There is an urgent need to understand population dynamics and life history characteristics of reef fishes that are highly exploited and limited in distribution to facilitate effective management and make predictions of potential impact. This is important within the pomacanthids family in which no demographic studies has been done. This study aims to explore the demographic features and reproductive ontogeny of a group of pomacanthids species, Pomacanthus sexstriatus, Centropyge bicolor and C. loricul. P. sexstriatu and C. bicolor were collected from the Great Barrier Reef and C. loricul. two species are in the first two species and from Kiritimati, Kiribati in the Central Pacific. An age-based approach combined with gonad histology was used in this thesis to examine the growth and longevity, reproductive ontogeny and the mechanism underlying larger male size in the study species.

Item ID: 1280
Item Type: Thesis (Masters (Research))
Keywords: population dynamics, life history characteristics, Pomacanthids, Pomacanthus sexstriatus, Centropyge bicolor, Centropyge loricul, growth, longevity, reproductive ontogeny, mechanism underlying larger male size, Great Barrier Reef, Kiritimati, Kiribati, Central Pacific
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2006
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060203 Ecological Physiology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060807 Animal Structure and Function @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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