Movement, home range and site fidelity of the weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Teleostei: Syngnathidae)

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dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Camara, J
dc.contributor.author Booth, DJ
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004-05
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Biology of Fishes, 2004, 70 (1), pp. 31 - 41
dc.identifier.issn 0378-1909
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3946
dc.description.abstract We measured for the first time movement, home range and site fidelity of the protected and endemic Australian fish weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. Ninety-two individuals were identified using visual implant fluorescent elastomer and studied over a one-year period. Identified animals remained at the same site over the year within limited home ranges. These home ranges and the movement patterns recorded were independent of sex although movement to shallow sheltered waters to hatch the young was observed at the end of the breeding season for some pregnant males. The site fidelity and restricted home range of the weedy seadragon, as well as the reproduction-related movement have implications for effective management of this protected species.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1023/B:EBFI.0000022850.33643.e3
dc.title Movement, home range and site fidelity of the weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Teleostei: Syngnathidae)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Environmental Biology of Fishes
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 70
dc.publocation Dordrecht en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 31 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 41 en_US
dc.cauo.name Dept of Environmental Biology en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0608 Zoology
dc.personcode 940138
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Zoology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Common seadragon
dc.description.keywords Conservation management
dc.description.keywords Elastomer tagging
dc.description.keywords Persistence
dc.description.keywords Reproduction-related movement
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
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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