Productivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594792
Title:
Productivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea
Authors:
Robitzch, Vanessa S.N.; Lozano-Cortes, Diego ( 0000-0002-7046-7955 ) ; Kandler, Nora M. ( 0000-0001-6865-560X ) ; Salas, Eva; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 )
Abstract:
We examined the variation of pelagic larval durations (PLDs) among three damselfishes, Dascyllus aruanus, D. marginatus, and D. trimaculatus, which live under the influence of an environmental gradient in the Red Sea. PLDs were significantly correlated with latitude, sea surface temperature (SST), and primary production (CHLA; chlorophyll a concentrations). We find a consistent decrease in PLDs with increasing SST and primary production (CHLA) towards the southern Red Sea among all species. This trend is likely related to higher food availability and increased metabolic rates in that region. We suggest that food availability is a potentially stronger driver of variation in PLD than temperature, especially in highly oligotrophic regions. Additionally, variations in PLDs were particularly high among specimens of D. marginatus, suggesting a stronger response to local environmental differences for endemic species. We also report the first average PLD for this species over a broad geographic range (19.82 ± 2.92 days).
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Productivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea 2015 Marine Pollution Bulletin
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.045
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025326X
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X15301958
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorRobitzch, Vanessa S.N.en
dc.contributor.authorLozano-Cortes, Diegoen
dc.contributor.authorKandler, Nora M.en
dc.contributor.authorSalas, Evaen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T07:46:55Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T07:46:55Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-01en
dc.identifier.citationProductivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Sea 2015 Marine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.identifier.issn0025326Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.045en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594792en
dc.description.abstractWe examined the variation of pelagic larval durations (PLDs) among three damselfishes, Dascyllus aruanus, D. marginatus, and D. trimaculatus, which live under the influence of an environmental gradient in the Red Sea. PLDs were significantly correlated with latitude, sea surface temperature (SST), and primary production (CHLA; chlorophyll a concentrations). We find a consistent decrease in PLDs with increasing SST and primary production (CHLA) towards the southern Red Sea among all species. This trend is likely related to higher food availability and increased metabolic rates in that region. We suggest that food availability is a potentially stronger driver of variation in PLD than temperature, especially in highly oligotrophic regions. Additionally, variations in PLDs were particularly high among specimens of D. marginatus, suggesting a stronger response to local environmental differences for endemic species. We also report the first average PLD for this species over a broad geographic range (19.82 ± 2.92 days).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X15301958en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, 1 December 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.045en
dc.subjectBiogeographyen
dc.subjectEndemicen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectFood availabilityen
dc.subjectPLDen
dc.subjectReef fishen
dc.titleProductivity and sea surface temperature are correlated with the pelagic larval duration of damselfishes in the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionCoral Reef Ecology Research Group, Department of Biology, Universidad del Valle, Apartado Aéreo 25360, Cali, Colombiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionSection of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, USAen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorRobitzch, Vanessa S.N.en
kaust.authorLozano-Cortes, Diegoen
kaust.authorKandler, Nora M.en
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
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