Does fish larval dispersal differ between high and low latitudes?

Leis, Jeffrey M., Caselle, Jennifer E., Bradbury, Ian R., Kristiansen, Trond, Llopiz, Joel K., Miller, Michael J., O’Connor, Mary I., Paris, Claire B., Shanks, Alan L., Sogard, S. M., Swearer, Stephen E., Treml, Eric A., Vetter, Russell D. and Warner, Robert R. (2013) Does fish larval dispersal differ between high and low latitudes?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 280 1759: 20130327.1-20130327.9. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.0327

Author Leis, Jeffrey M.
Caselle, Jennifer E.
Bradbury, Ian R.
Kristiansen, Trond
Llopiz, Joel K.
Miller, Michael J.
O’Connor, Mary I.
Paris, Claire B.
Shanks, Alan L.
Sogard, S. M.
Swearer, Stephen E.
Treml, Eric A.
Vetter, Russell D.
Warner, Robert R.
Title Does fish larval dispersal differ between high and low latitudes?
Journal name Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-8452
Publication date 2013-03-20
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2013.0327
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 280
Issue 1759
Start page 20130327.1
End page 20130327.9
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Several factors lead to expectations that the scale of larval dispersal and population connectivity of marine animals differs with latitude. We examine this expectation for demersal shorefishes, including relevant mechanisms, assumptions and evidence. We explore latitudinal differences in (i) biological (e.g. species composition, spawning mode, pelagic larval duration, PLD), (ii) physical (e.g. water movement, habitat fragmentation), and (iii) biophysical factors (primarily temperature, which could strongly affect development, swimming ability or feeding). Latitudinal differences exist in taxonomic composition, habitat fragmentation, temperature and larval swimming, and each difference could influence larval dispersal. Nevertheless, clear evidence for latitudinal differences in larval dispersal at the level of broad faunas is lacking. For example, PLD is strongly influenced by taxon, habitat and geographical region, but no independent latitudinal trend is present in published PLD values. Any trends in larval dispersal may be obscured by a lack of appropriate information, or use of 'off the shelf' information that is biased with regard to the species assemblages in areas of concern. Biases may also be introduced from latitudinal differences in taxa or spawning modes as well as limited latitudinal sampling. We suggest research to make progress on the question of latitudinal trends in larval dispersal.
Keyword Population connectivity
Larval dispersal
Pelagic larval duration
Larval behaviour
Genetic structure
Habitat fragmentation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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