eCite Digital Repository

Stock structure of blue threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum across northern Australia, as indicated by parasites


Moore, BR and Stapley, J and Allsop, Q and Newman, SJ and Ballagh, A and Welch, DJ and Lester, JG, Stock structure of blue threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum across northern Australia, as indicated by parasites, Journal of Fish Biology, 78, (3) pp. 923-936. ISSN 0022-1112 (2011) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2011 The Authors

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02917.x


The parasite fauna of the blue threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum, collected from 14 sites across northern Australia, was examined to evaluate the degree of movement and subsequent stock structure of the fish. Univariate and multivariate analysis of nine ‘permanent’ parasite species [the nematodes Anisakis (type I) and Terranova (type II), the cestodes Otobothrium australe, Pterobothrium pearsoni, Pterobothrium sp. A, Callitetrarhynchus gracilis, Parotobothrium balli and Nybelinia sp., and the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus sp.] demonstrated little similarity between sites, indicating limited mixing and therefore long-term separation of post-juvenile fish. As such, the effects of fishing are likely to be localized within the current administrative boundaries, implying little need for interstate co-operative management. Within each jurisdiction, management of E. tetradactylum populations, including the establishment of harvest strategies and fishery regulations, should be conducted in a way that recognizes the resident nature of the fish.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biological tags, fisheries management, stock structure
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Moore, BR (Dr Bradley Moore)
ID Code:121424
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-09-28
Last Modified:2017-11-02

Repository Staff Only: item control page