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dc.contributor.authorEbner, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorThuesen, Paul
dc.contributor.editorMark Elgar
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:32:57Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:32:57Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-29T06:54:41Z
dc.identifier.issn1446-5698
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/ZO10061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37847
dc.description.abstractAmphidromous stream-cling-gobies of the genus Stiphodon comprise an important component of the fish communities in insular streams of tropical Indo-Pacific high islands. We aimed to develop an effective and rapid method of surveying Stiphodon atratus in a continental stream and then apply the method in an untested stream. Triple-pass snorkelling of a single pool revealed the reliability of single-pass estimates of the abundance of S. atratus. Single-pass survey of a reach in each of two streams then confirmed the presence of S. atratus, Stiphodon semoni and Stiphodon rutilaureus, in Australia. However, Stiphodon were in low abundance (S. atratus, Cooper Creek, n = 38, Pauls Pocket Creek, n = 45; S. semoni, Cooper Creek, n = 4, Pauls Pocket Creek, n = 14; S. rutilaureus, Cooper Creek, n = 0, Pauls Pocket Creek, n = 38). Preliminary indications are that particular streams provide critical habitat for newly discovered assemblages of Stiphodon within the Australian Wet Tropics. Small population sizes, coupled with the attractiveness of Stiphodon as aquarium pets, warrants that national protective status is provided to this genus until a comprehensive understanding of species distribution, abundance and population genetic structure is achieved.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom331
dc.relation.ispartofpageto340
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Zoology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume58
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFreshwater Ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.titleDiscovery of stream-cling-goby assemblages (Stiphodon species) in the Australian Wet Tropics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorEbner, Brendan C.


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