The lack of changes in nocturnal estuarine fish assemblages between new and full moon phases in Serpentine Creek, Queensland

Quinn N.J. and Kojis B.L. (1981) The lack of changes in nocturnal estuarine fish assemblages between new and full moon phases in Serpentine Creek, Queensland. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 6 2: 213-218. doi:10.1007/BF00002786


Author Quinn N.J.
Kojis B.L.
Title The lack of changes in nocturnal estuarine fish assemblages between new and full moon phases in Serpentine Creek, Queensland
Journal name Environmental Biology of Fishes   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1909
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00002786
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 213
End page 218
Total pages 6
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject 2303 Ecology
1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Abstract A series of 10 sites were sampled at new and full moon phases in a vertically homogenous estuary, Serpentine Creek, Queensland, Australia. Forty-five species (14,518 individuals) were caught and analysed using standardized Shannon & Gleason diversity indices, and total number of species and individuals. The coefficients of variation for these values were greater for times than for sites. There were no significant differences between 14 pairs of new and full moon phases fort,t,t, andt, or between mean number of individuals for the 16 most abundant species. If significant variations do exist within months, then experiments should be done between spring and neap tides as this study found no differences between the spring tides associated with new and full moon phases.
Keyword Australia
Communities
Cycles
Diversity
Ecology
Estuary
Lunar periodicity
Migration
Sub-tropics
Tides
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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