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Presettlement schooling behaviour of a priacanthid, the Purplespotted Bigeye Priacanthus tayenus (Priacanthidae: Teleostei)

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Santana-Garcon, J and Leis, JM and Newman, SJ and Harvey, ES, Presettlement schooling behaviour of a priacanthid, the Purplespotted Bigeye Priacanthus tayenus (Priacanthidae: Teleostei), Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97, (3) pp. 277-283. ISSN 0378-1909 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10641-013-0150-6

Abstract

We report in situ behavioural observations of presettlement schooling in Priacanthus tayenus off Coral Bay, Western Australia collected using pelagic Baited Remote Underwater stereo-Video systems. Two groups of fish (8 and 9 individuals) were observed that aggregated into a single school. Mean total length was 24.1 mm (12.530.2 mm). The fish swam at a mean speed of 8.5 cm s−1 in a group spacing themselves more or less evenly at a distance of around one body length from the nearest neighbour within the school. P. tayenus appeared to be sometimes associated with juveniles of other species. The results presented here add to the limited, but growing body of literature on the schooling behaviour of the early pelagic stages of demersal fishes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pelagic juvenile reef fish, mid-water baited remote underwater stereo-video, demersal fish, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Leis, JM (Professor Jeff Leis)
ID Code:91652
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-05-23
Last Modified:2015-03-27
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