Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Non-native lionfish have been recorded throughout the western Atlantic on both shallow and mesophotic reefs, where they have been linked to declines in reef health. In this study we report the first lionfish observations from the deep sea (>200 m) in Bermuda and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3683
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The variability in zooplankton fatty acid composition may be an indicator of larval fish habitat quality as fatty acids are linked to fish larval growth and survival. We sampled an anadromous fish nursery, the Chowan River, during spring of 2013 in order to determine...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3667
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Non-native ascidians are important members of the fouling community associated with artificial substrata and man-made structures. Being efficient fouling species, they are easily spread by human-mediated transports (e.g., with aquaculture trade and maritime transports)....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3672
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Targeted qPCR and non-targeted amplicon sequencing of 16S rRNA genes within sediment layers identified the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) niche and characterized microbial community changes attributable to freshwater mussels. Anammox bacteria were normally...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3536
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Trichocorixa verticalis (T. verticalis), native to North America and the Caribbean islands, is an invasive waterboatman species (Corixidae) in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Previous studies in the native range have suggested that predation by T. verticalis...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3554
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Screening of mud crab genus Scylla was conducted in four locations (Marudu Bay, Lundu, Taiping, Setiu) representing Malaysia. Scylla olivacea with abnormal primary and secondary sexual characters were prevalent (approximately 42.27% of the local screened S. olivacea...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3419
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The spatial learning skills of high and low stress juvenile mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) were tested in a dichotomous choice apparatus. Groups of fish were formed based on background blood cortisol levels and required to learn the location of a food reward...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3445
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Mixed-species shoals of fish are frequently found in the field; however, little is known about individual-level interactions within these groups. We examined the collective motion of two cyprinid species (Chinese bream, Parabramis pekinensis, and qingbo, Spinibarbus...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3397
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657 views

The tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis, is a freshwater crustacean listed as endangered in the UK and Europe living in ephemeral pools. Populations are threatened by habitat destruction due to land development for agriculture and increased urbanisation. Despite...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3228
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The invasive macroalgal species Avrainvillea sp. and native species Halimeda kanaloana form expansive meadows that extend to depths of 80 m or more in the waters off of O‘ahu and Maui, respectively. Despite their wide depth distribution, comparatively little is...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3307
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384 views

A period of starvation is regarded as a sound practice in aquaculture prior to handling, transportation and harvest, to minimise impacts on welfare and ensure proper hygiene after harvest. However, documentation of welfare issues such as stress following starvation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3273
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Floating leaf blades of waterlilies fulfill several functions in wetland ecosystems by production, decomposition and turnover as well as exchange processes. Production and turnover rates of floating leaf blades of three waterlily species, Nuphar lutea (L.) Sm.,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3212
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Transition zones are of high evolutionary interest because unique patterns of spatial variation are often retained. Here, we investigated the phylogeography of the peacock blenny, Salaria pavo, a small marine intertidal fish that inhabits rocky habitats of the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3195
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Predation is one of the key factors governing patterns in natural systems, and adjustments of prey behaviors in response to a predator stimulus can have important ecological implications for wild fish. To investigate the effects of predators on the behavior of...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3222
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Dog snapper (Lutjanus jocu Bloch and Schneider 1801) and mahogany snapper (Lutjanus mahogoni Cuvier 1828) are infrequently caught snappers in the southeastern U.S. primarily occurring off of southern Florida. The species were opportunistically sampled from commercial...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3167

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