Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.5008.4)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Habitat Utilization and Pairing Patterns of Mutualistic Shrimps and Gobies from 7 Indo-Pacific regions

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.5008.4 (in the knb Catalog System)
Abstract:

We analyzed network level specialization for eight Indo-Pacific networks of obligate, mutualistic gobies and shrimps, and elucidated ecological and evolutionary factors driving specialization. To accomplish this we collected and analyzed data on species pairings in Moorea, French Polynesia (lat. -17.49, long. -149.84), Kenting, Taiwan (lat. 21.95, long. 120.76), and Kimbe Bay, New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG; lat. -5.50, long. 150.12), and combined these observations with previously published data from Seychelles Islands (Polunin and Lubbock 1977), Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Cummins 1979), Red Sea, Israel (Karplus et al. 1981), Japan (Yanagisawa 1984), and the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand (Nakasone and Manthachitra 1986). We also systematically collected and analyzed habitat data for shrimps and gobies in Moorea, Taiwan, and PNG. We found specialization was affected by variability in habitat use for both gobies and shrimps and by phylogenetic history for shrimps. Habitat use was phylogenetically conserved among shrimp, and thus effects of shrimp phylogeny on partner choice were mediated in part by habitat. By contrast, habitat use and pairing patterns in gobies were not related to phylogenetic history. This asymmetry appears to result from evolutionary constraints on partner use in shrimps and convergence among distantly-related gobies to utilize burrows provided by multiple shrimp species. Results indicate that the evolution of mutualism is affected by life history characteristics that transcend environments and that different factors constrain interactions in disparate ecosystems.

These data are associated with this publication: Thompson AR, Adam TC, Hultgren KM, Thacker CE (in press). Ecology and evolution affect network structure in an intimate marine mutualism. The American Naturalist.

This is a collection of short term studies spanning 1972 to 2011.

Short Name: Shrimp-goby interaction
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
Language: english
Time Period:
Begin:
1972
End:
2011
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Area Surveyed
Total area surveyed for species pairing data at each location.
Habitat Data
Habitat data collected from transects.
Goby Abundance
This data table summarizes the numbers of gobies found on each of the transects. The table is arranged in wide format with each goby species occupying its own column
Shrimp Abundance
This data table summarizes the numbers of shrimps found on each of the transects. The table is arranged in wide format with each shrimp species occupying its own column
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Moorea
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Moorea (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were collected by owner and associated parties of this dataset.
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Papua New Guinea
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Papua New Guinea (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were collected by owner and associated parties of this dataset.
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Taiwan
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Taiwan (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were collected by owner and associated parties of this dataset.
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in the Red Sea
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in the Red Sea (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were obtained from previously published literature (see References).
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Seychelles
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Seychelles (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were obtained from previously published literature (see References).
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Thailand
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Thailand (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were obtained from previously published literature (see References).
Bipartite Species Interaction Matrix in Japan
These data are a bipartite species interaction matrix observed between gobies and shrimps in Japan (an n x m interaction matrix where shrimp species are in columns and goby species are in rows). Data in this table were obtained from previously published literature (see References).
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Moorea Coral Reef LTER [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Thompson, Andrew (NOAA) [  email ]
Owner: Thacker, Christine (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) [  email ]
Owner: Adam, Tom (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Post-Doctoral Scholar) 
Associate: Hultgren, Kristen 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Thompson, A, C. Thacker and T. Adam of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2013. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Habitat Utilization and Pairing Patterns of Mutualistic Shrimps and Gobies from 7 Indo-Pacific regions. knb-lter-mcr.5008.4

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
MCR, LTER, Moorea Coral Reef, 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
LTER Controlled Vocabulary fishes, invertebrates, marine
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Abundance (organisms), Coral reefs, Biodiversity, Community composition, Marine Ecology
KNB Community, Marine

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