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Real-time PCR validation of visually identified snapper Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae) eggs

Dias, P.J., Wakefield, C.B., Fairclough, D.V., Jackson, G., Travers, M.J. and Snow, M. (2016) Real-time PCR validation of visually identified snapper Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae) eggs. Journal of Fish Biology, 88 (2). pp. 811-819.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12864
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Abstract

The capture of a rarely encountered Randall's snapper Randallichthys filamentosus (female, 587 mm fork length) from the upper continental slope (c. 350 m) off the south coast of Western Australia (c. 34·5° S; 122·5° E) in January 2014 represents its first record from the temperate Indian Ocean and a southern range extension. This record suggests that spawning of this predominantly tropical species may probably be occurring in the eastern Indian Ocean, considering the extensive, and unlikely, distance the progeny would have otherwise travelled from its typical distribution in the western and central Pacific Ocean.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
Copyright: © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30717
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