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dc.contributor.authorD. Burfeind, Danaen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Tibbetts, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Udy, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:39:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:39:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-15T07:05:47Z
dc.identifier.issn03781909en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10641-009-9444-0en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33021
dc.description.abstractA decrease in seagrass cover and a commensurate increase in Caulerpa taxifolia distribution in Moreton Bay have prompted concern for the impact that habitat change may have on faunal communities. Therefore, it is important to understand the patterns of habitat use. We examined habitat selection of three common seagrass species: double-ended pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus), eastern trumpeter (Pelates quadrilineatus), and fan-bellied leatherjacket (Monacanthus chinensis) using a mesocosm experiment. Fish were given three possible habitat pairings (1) seagrass and C. taxifolia, (2) seagrass and unvegetated, and (3) C. taxifolia and unvegetated. Observation trials were conducted during the day and night over two days. In all trials, fish preferred vegetated habitat (seagrass or C. taxifolia) over unvegetated habitat (sand). In seagrass and C. taxifolia trials, all species preferred seagrass significantly over C. taxifolia. Habitat use patterns did not differ between day and night trials. Caulerpa taxifolia provides a valuable structured habitat in the absence of seagrass; however, it is unclear if C. taxifolia meadows provide other resource benefits to fishes beyond that of shelter.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom317en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto322en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Biology of Fishesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume84en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcosystem Functionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBehavioural Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050102en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060201en_US
dc.titleHabitat preference of three common fishes for seagrass, Caulerpa taxifolia, and unvegetated substrate in Moreton Bay, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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