Zooplankton patchiness and the associated shoaling response of the temperate reef fish Trachinops taeniatus

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dc.contributor.author Gregson, MA
dc.contributor.author Booth, DJ
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005-09-01
dc.date.issued 2005-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2005, 299 pp. 269 - 275
dc.identifier.citation Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2005, 299 pp. 269 - 275
dc.identifier.issn 0171-8630
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3868
dc.description.abstract The grouping behaviour of fishes plays an important role in the success of the group and individual in terms of foraging, reproduction and predator avoidance. The temperate Sydney (Australia) reef fish species Trachinops taeniatus was investigated between February and September 2002 to determine whether there was a relationship between shoal dynamics and zooplankton prey distribution. The diet of T. taeniatus consisted mainly of Copepoda. T. taeniatus shoals were strongly associated with the largest patches of Copepoda, with shoal size increasing as prey density increased. Available Copepoda per fish, however, decreased with shoal size, presenting a possible 'overmatching' foraging situation. The present study suggests there may be an optimum shoal size to achieve maximum prey intake, and that shoal location and size may be linked to the distribution of zooplankton prey. © Inter-Research 2005.
dc.description.abstract The grouping behaviour of fishes plays an important role in the success of the group and individual in terms of foraging, reproduction and predator avoidance. The temperate Sydney (Australia) reef fish species Trachinops taeniatus was investigated between February and September 2002 to determine whether there was a relationship between shoal dynamics and zooplankton prey distribution. The diet of T. taeniatus consisted mainly of Copepoda. T. taeniatus shoals were strongly associated with the largest patches of Copepoda, with shoal size increasing as prey density increased. Available Copepoda per fish, however, decreased with shoal size, presenting a possible 'overmatching' foraging situation. The present study suggests there may be an optimum shoal size to achieve maximum prey intake, and that shoal location and size may be linked to the distribution of zooplankton prey. © Inter-Research 2005.
dc.language eng
dc.language eng
dc.title Zooplankton patchiness and the associated shoaling response of the temperate reef fish Trachinops taeniatus
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Marine Ecology Progress Series
dc.parent Marine Ecology Progress Series
dc.journal.volume 299
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Oldendorf Luhe, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 269 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 275 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Water & Environmental Resource Mgmnt en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 940138
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 2.052 en_US
dc.description.keywords Copepods
dc.description.keywords Copepods
dc.description.keywords Foraging
dc.description.keywords Foraging
dc.description.keywords Group dynamics
dc.description.keywords Group dynamics
dc.description.keywords Hulafish
dc.description.keywords Hulafish
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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