Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.17.15)

MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.17.15 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: Clownfish genetics

These data describe the genetics of recruiting Amphiprion chrysopterus. Our goal is to score every single clownfish from the island of Moorea (we believe that the total population in Moorea is of approximately 300-500 individuals). Individuals are characterized using microsatellites, thus the data are presented as a matrix of alleles corresponding to a set of microsatellite loci. Ultimately, we want to determine the level of self-recruitment in Moorea by estimating the number of offspring which recruit on Moorea and that are derived from Moorea parents.

These data are published in DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2433 Beldade, R., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes, D. Malone and G. Bernardi. In Press. Larger female fish contribute disproportionately more to self-replenishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences.

Publication Date: 2012-04-15
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Unlinked microsatellite markers
Data published in Table 1 of R. Beldade et al., 2012. Unlinked microsatellite markers in Hardy-Weinbarg equilibrium; number of alleles (Na); and observed and expected heterozygocity (Ho (He)) for the whole population sampled in Moorea (n=378) in 2007 and 2010.
Number sampled by category
Data published in Table 2 of R. Beldade et al., 2012. Number of Amphiprion chrysopterus sampled in Moorea (total n=378) in 2007 and 2010, by category and total.
Randomized block ANOVA
Data published in Table 3 of R. Beldade et al., 2012. Randomized block ANOVA for the effect of female size on the production of self-recruits in a population of orange-fin anemonefish (Amphiprion chrysopterus) in Moorea, French Polynesia. Site was considered a random fator and SR/NOSR (which distinguishes females that rpoduced self-recruits and those that did not) was treated as fixed (i.e. F-value calculated using type III MS for site x SR/NOSR as an error term). SR = Self Recruit. NOSR = Not Self Recruit.
Female status and size
Data published in Table 4 of R. Beldade et al., 2012. Number of Amphiprion chrysopterus females in couples (n), fecundity (average number of eggs per breeding event plus or minus standard error.) and TL (estimated average total length in mm based on fecundity plus or minus standard error.) for females that produced self- recruits (SR) and all females (ALL) at each of the sites.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Bernardi, Giacomo (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Associated Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Schmitt, Russell (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Lead Principal Investigator)
Associate: Holbrook, Sally (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Co-Principal Investigator)
Associate: Planes, Serge (CNRS-EPHE: CRIOBE, Director)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Bernardi, G of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2012. MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus. knb-lter-mcr.17.15

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea Coral Reef, MCR, LTER
French Polynesia, Moorea
University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Northridge, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Amphiprion chrysopterus, Microsatellites
LTER Controlled Vocabulary recruitment, genetics, fishes, marine, populations
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Mitochondrial DNA, Population genetics, Recruitment, Fishes, Tropical Fishes, Coral Reefs
KNB Marine
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics

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