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Title: Larval fish assemblages and mesoscale oceanographic structure along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
Short Name: Larval fish assemblages and mesoscale oceanographic structure along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-04-17
Abstract:

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) is of high ecological and economic importance to the western Caribbean region, and contains spawning sites for a number of reef fish species. Despite this, little is known of the distribution and transport of pelagic fish larvae in the area, and basic in situ information on larval fish assemblages is lacking. Here we describe the results of two biological oceanography research cruises conducted in winter-spring of 2006 and 2007, focusing on larval fish assemblages. We use multivariate assemblage analyses to examine vertical and horizontal distribution characteristics of larval fish assemblages, to highlight key distinguishing taxa, and to relate these to the observed oceanographic structure. Our results showed a general separation between the Gulf of Honduras region, which was characterized by weaker currents and high abundances of inshore and estuarine taxa (Eleotridae, Priacanthidae), and the northern MBRS, which was subject to strong northward flow and contained a mixture of mesopelagic and reef-associated taxa (Myctophidae, Sparidae). Although distinct patterns of vertical distribution were observed among taxa, both shallow and deep living larvae were broadly distributed throughout the study area. Analysis of historical drifter tracks highlighted the strong northward flow and low retention conditions typically present along the northern MBRS, as well as potential connectivity between the western Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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TY - JOUR

AU - Muhling, Barbara A.

AU - Smith, Ryan H.

AU - Vasquez?Yeomans, Lourdes

AU - Lamkin, John T.

AU - Johns, Elizabeth M.

AU - Carrillo, Laura

AU - Sosa-Cordero, Eloy

AU - Malca, Estrella

TI - Larval fish assemblages and mesoscale oceanographic structure along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System

JO - Fisheries Oceanography

JA - Fish. Oceanogr.

VL - 22

IS - 5

SN - 1365-2419

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12031

DO - 10.1111/fog.12031

SP - 409

EP - 428

KW - biological oceanography

KW - ichthyoplankton assemblages

KW - Mesoamerican Reef

PY - 2013

ER -

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None ichthyoplankton assemblages
None Mesoamerican Reef

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Document Type: Journal article
Format: Acrobat Portable Document Format
Status Code: Published

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CC ID: 183140
Date Effective From: 2013-04-17
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Contact (Person): Muhling, Barbara
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: barbara.muhling@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4289

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CC ID: 181213
Date Effective From: 2013-04-17
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Contact (Person): Lamkin, John
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Email Address: john.lamkin@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4226
Fax: 305-361-4219
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12031
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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fog.2013.22.issue-5/issuetoc
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Catalog Item ID: 22650
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:22650
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2014-11-17 09:01+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-13 19:08+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-13
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Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-14