Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.6001.3)

MCR LTER: Reference: Fish Taxonomy, Trophic Groups and Morphometry

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.6001.3 (in the knb Catalog System)

These reference data document the maximum length, length to weight conversion parameters, trophic status, and items consumed for fish species observed in the Annual Fish Survey Time-series core data set (knb-lter-mcr.6). With knb-lter-mcr.6, these data enable the investigation of temporal trends in the biomass of taxa as well as the abundance and biomass of different trophic groups.

Short Name: Fish Reference
Publication Date: 2011-10-26
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Maximum total length (mm) reported for each species.
Length to weight conversion parameters for each species.
Coarse and fine trophic groups for each species.
Lists of specific items consumed for each species according to citations. Where multiple citations for a given species are available, table lists one row per citation.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Moorea Coral Reef LTER [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Brooks, Andrew (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Associated Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Adam, Tom (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Post-Doctoral Scholar)
Associate: Nielsen, Jessica (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Field Technician)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Brooks, A of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2011. MCR LTER: Reference: Fish Taxonomy, Trophic Groups and Morphometry. knb-lter-mcr.6001.3

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
MCR, LTER, Long-term Time Series, 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
Primary Consumers, Secondary Consumers, Corallivores, Planktivores, Detritivores, Invertivores
LTER Controlled Vocabulary abundance, consumers, species interactions, biodiversity
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Fishes, Tropical Fishes, Abundance (organisms), Coral Reef, Trophic levels, Biomass, Detritus feeders, Plankton feeders, Herbivores, Omnivores
KNB Community, Trophic Dynamics, Marine
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics
Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience

Data Set Usage Rights

Data collected under the auspices of the MCR LTER are available to the public after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study unless proprietary restrictions are warranted. Use of MCR LTER data is subject to acceptance of the following conditions:

  • 1. The user agrees to provide valid name and contact information prior to downloading online data. This information will be used to contact the user in case of changes to the data, and may also be used by data set authors and MCR LTER project administrators to document data usage.
  • 2. The user agrees to cite the data set author and MCR LTER in all publications in which the data are used, as per the instructions in the data documentation. If no specific instructions are provided in the data documentation, the user is requested to include the following statement: "Data sets were provided by the Moorea Coral Reef Ecosystem LTER, funded by the US National Science Foundation (OCE-0417412)."
  • 3. The user agrees to provide one copy of any manuscript based on MCR LTER data to the data set author prior to submitting it for publication.
  • 4. The user agrees to send two hard copies of any published manuscript based on MCR LTER data to the following address: Dr. Andrew J. Brooks Deputy Program Director, MCR LTER Marine Science Institute University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 The user also agrees to send one electronic copy (pdf format) to the following e-mail address:
  • 5. Users are prohibited from selling or redistributing any data provided by MCR LTER without explicit prior permission.
  • 6. Users are encouraged to contact original investigators responsible for data. Where appropriate, researchers whose projects are integrally dependent on MCR LTER data are encouraged to consider collaboration and/or co-authorship with original investigators.
  • 7. Extensive efforts are made to ensure that online data are accurate and up to date, but the authors and the MCR LTER will not take responsibility for any errors that may exist in data provided online. Furthermore, the user assumes all responsibility for errors in analysis or judgment resulting from use of the data.
  • 8. Any violation of the terms of this agreement will result in immediate forfeiture of the data and loss of access privileges to other MCR LTER data sets.

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