Preliminary study to explore the capture potential of endemic larval fish in the Marquesan islands (french polynesia)
|Author(s)||Gordon J. C.1, Taquet Marc2, Lecchini D.1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : CNRS, CRIOBE, UPVD, EPHE,USR 3278, BP1013 Papetoai, Moorea 98729, France.
2 : Ctr IRD Papeete, UMR EIO 241, Tahiti 98719, France.
|Source||Vie Et Milieu-life And Environment (0240-8759) (Observatoire Oceanologique Banyuls), 2015 , Vol. 65 , N. 1 , P. 41-45|
|Keyword(s)||LARVAL FISH, MARQUESAN ISLANDS, ENDEMIC SPECIES, RECRUITMENT|
This preliminary study explored the capture potential of the Marquesan Islands for fish larvae, especially endemic species, with the set up of light traps on either offshore site or coastal site between January and March 2012. Among the 323 fish larvae belonging to 29 captured species, 151 fish larvae belonging to five species were endemic. Light traps captured more endemic larvae in coastal site than in offshore sites. Overall, this study allows to better understand larval supply of endemic fish species in an isolated region such as the Marquesan Islands.