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dc.contributor.authorPitt, KA
dc.contributor.authorKingsford, MJ
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:14:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:14:10Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2009-03-17T06:08:18Z
dc.identifier.issn1323-1650
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/MF02110
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21761
dc.description.abstractThe timing of recruitment and growth of medusae of the commercially harvested jellyfish, Catostylus mosaicus (Scyphozoa), was examined over a period of 8 years at Botany Bay and 2.5 years at Lake Illawarra in New South Wales, Australia. Recruitment events occurred sporadically during December and between March and July at Botany Bay and between February and July at Lake Illawarra. Recruitment did not occur during late winter or spring at either location, although small numbers of recruit medusae could potentially occur during any time of year. Despite anecdotal observations that recruitment sometimes occurred after periods of heavy rain, we found no correlation between the timing of recruitment and rainfall in Botany Bay over a period of 8 years. Cohort analyses indicated growth of small medusae was very rapid (max. 4.81 mm day-1), with growth rates decreasing as medusae grew larger. Medusae appeared to grow faster at Botany Bay than Lake Illawarra. A conservative estimate indicated medusae of C. mosaicus can live for up to 13 months.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCSIRO
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom117
dc.relation.ispartofpageto125
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine and freshwater research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume54
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode270702
dc.titleTemporal and spatial variation in recruitment and growth of medusae of the jellyfish, Catostylus mosaicus (Scyphozoa : Rhizostomeae)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPitt, Kylie A.


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