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Description and genetic identification of the early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus from Tasmanian waters, Australia, with notes on their newly-settled juveniles

Citation

Welsford, D and Jordan, AR and Smolenski, AJ, Description and genetic identification of the early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus from Tasmanian waters, Australia, with notes on their newly-settled juveniles, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38, (2) pp. 267-277. ISSN 0028-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00288330.2004.9517236

Abstract

The early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus are described and illustrated. Developmental stages examined included eggs and yolk-sac larvae reared in aquaria and post-settlement juveniles collected from artificial habitats in the coastal waters of eastern Tasmania, Australia. Larvae were similar to other labrids previously described. Species-specific characters were only evident after settlement, and with the development of scales at c. 15 mm standard length. A molecular assay, based on restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), enabled the discrimination of all five of the closely-related wrasses in the genera Notolabrus, Pseudolabrus, Dotalabrus, and Pictilabrus found on the east coast of Tasmania. This study constitutes the first description of the early life-stages of Notolabrus spp. from temperate Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Welsford, D (Dr Dirk Welsford)
Author:Jordan, AR (Dr Alan Jordan)
Author:Smolenski, AJ (Mr Adam Smolenski)
ID Code:31497
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-04-06
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