BRUVS (TM) - Fish and Benthic survey of Southern Great Barrier Reef 2007-07-31 to 2007-08-12

The dataset comprises 2566 individuals from 194 species of fishes, sharks, rays and sea snakes observed at 18 sites (Southern Great Barrier Reef) using 35 baited remote underwater video stations (BRUVS(TM)). 973 images were captured from these cameras. Approximately 3500 of the best images from all BRUVS (TM) projects are stored in a reference library. Data recorded concern: - classification of the habitat in the field of view (topography, sediments, benthos) - the identity of fish and CAABCODES - their time of arrival - their behaviour (8 categories, including feeding on the bait) - their maturity (adult or juvenile) - their relative abundance (as MaxN = the maximum number visible at one time, or distinguishable at different times as separate individuals e.g. much larger/smaller, male/female) - the time elapsed before MaxN and feeding occurs. A custom interface has been developed by AIMS staff, using Microsoft Access, for reading and analysis of BRUVS(TM) tapes. To describe the fish fauna in relation to habitat and spatial and temporal variables on selected deep shoals of the GBRMP. To present baseline fish community data from BRUVS surveys of two pairs of 'blue' (open to fishing) and 'green' (closed to fishing) zoned shoals in the GBRMP. This is one component in a series of surveys conducted as part of this MTSRF project, see also separate metadata records on: Reef base shoals (Capricorn-Bunker, Pompey and Swains Groups) Shoals off Cardwell Shoals off Cairns Magnetic Shoals (Townsville) Note that the 'Northern Shoals' of Cardwell, Cairns, and Magnetic Shoals have individual records as each region was analysed separately. Fish identified (note that not all species/families were recorded at all locations): Anguilliformes: Muraenidae (moray eels) Gymnothorax favagineus, G. javanicus, G. undulatus Aulopiformes: Synodontidae (lizardfishes) Synodus variegatus Beryciformes: Holocentridae (squirrelfishes) Sargocentron melanospilos; S. rubrum Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae (whaler sharks) Carcharhinus albimarginatus, C. amblyrhynchos, C. leucas, C. plumbeus; Galeocerdo cuvier; Triaenodon obesus - Sphyrnidae (hammerhead sharks) Sphyrna mokarran Gasterosteiformes: Aulostomidae (trumpetfishes) Aulostomus chinensis - Fistulariidae (flutemouths) Fistularia commersonii Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae Dasyatis kuhlii; Himantura fai; Pastinachus sephen; Taeniura meyeni - Mobulidae Manta birostris - Myliobatidae (manta and eagle rays) Aetobatus narinari Orectolobiformes: Ginglymostomatidae (nurse sharks) Nebrius ferrugineus - Hemiscylliidae (catsharks) Chiloscyllium punctatum Perciformes: Acanthuridae (surgeon-fishes) Acanthurus albipectoralis, A. auranticavus, A. dussumieri, A. mata, A. olivaceus, A. thompsoni, A. xanthopterus; Ctenochaetus striatus; Naso annulatus, N. brevirostris, N. caesius, N. lituratus, N. tuberosus, N. unicornis; Paracanthurus hepatus; Prionurus maculatus; P. microlepidotus; Zebrasoma scopas - Apogonidae (cardinal fishes) Apogon capricornis, doederleini, exostigma, notatus - Blenniidae (blennies) Aspidontus taeniatus - Caesionidae (fusiliers) Caesio cuning; Pterocaesio chrysozona, P. marri, P. trilineata - Carangidae (trevallies) Carangoides chrysophrys; C. coeruleopinnatus, C. dinema, C. fulvoguttatus, C. gymnostethus; Caranx ignobilis; Decapterus russelli; Elagatis bipinnulata; Gnathanodon speciosus; Pseudocaranx dentex; Scomberoides tol; Selaroides leptolepis; Seriola dumerili, S. lalandi, S. rivoliana; Seriolina nigrofasciata - Chaetodontidae (butterflyfishes) Chaetodon aureofasciatus, C. auriga, C. flavirostris, C. guentheri, C. kleinii, C. lineolatus, C. lunulatus, C. melannotus, C. ornatissimus, C. pelewensis, C. plebeius, C. rainfordi, C. speculum, C. trifascialis, C. unimaculatus, C. vagabundus; Chelmon rostratus; Coradion altivelis, C. chrysozonus; Forcipiger longirostris; Heniochus acuminatus; Parachaetodon ocellatus - Cheilodactylidae (morwongs) Cheilodactylus vestitus - Echeneidae (suckerfishes) Echeneis naucrates - Ephippidae (batfishes) Platax orbicularis, P. teira - Grammistidae (soapfishes) Diploprion bifasciatum - Haemulidae (sweetlips) Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus; P. gibbosus - Kyphosidae (drummers) Kyphosus vaigiensis - Labridae (wrasses and tuskfish) Anampses caeruleopunctatus; Bodianus axillaris, B. diana, B. mesothorax, B. perditio; Cheilinus fasciatus, C. undulates; Choerodon cephalotes, C. fasciatus, C. gomoni, C. graphicus, C. monostigma, C. schoenleinii, C. venustus, C. vitta; Cirrhilabrus punctatus; Coris aygula, C. dorsomacula, C. picta, C. pictoides; Gomphosus varius; Halichoeres chrysus, H. hartzfeldii, H. melasmapomus, H. prosopeion; Hologymnosus doliatus, longipes; Labroides dimidiatus; Leptojulis cyanopleura; Oxycheilinus unifasciatus; Pseudolabrus guentheri; Suezichthys devisi, S. gracilis; Thalassoma amblycephalum, T.lunare - Lethrinidae (sweetlip emperors) Gymnocranius audleyi, G. grandoculis; Lethrinus atkinsoni, genivittatus, laticaudis, miniatus, nebulosus, ravus, rubrioperculatus; Monotaxis grandoculis - Lutjanidae (snappers and sea perches) Aprion virescens; Lutjanus adetii, L.bohar, L.carponotatus, L.carponotatus, L.erythropterus, L.lemniscatus, L.malabaricus, L.quinquelineatus, L.russelli, L.sebae, L.vitta; Pristipomoides multidens; Symphorus nematophorus - Malacanthidae (tilefishes) Malacanthus brevirostris - Mullidae (goatfishes) Parupeneus barberinoides, barberinus, cyclostomus, cyclostomus, heptacanthus, multifasciatus, spilurus; Upeneus filifer - Nemipteridae (threadfin bream) Nemipterus furcosus, N. hexodon, N. theodorei; Pentapodus aureofasciatus, P. nagasakiensis, P. paradiseus, P. vitta; Scolopsis bilineata, S. margaritifer, S. monogramma - Pinguipedidae (grubfishes) Parapercis clathrata, P. nebulosa, P. xanthozona - Pomacanthidae (angelfishes) Centropyge bicolor, C. tibicen; Chaetodontoplus duboulayi, C. meredithi; Pomacanthus imperator, P. semicirculatus, P. sexstriatus - Pomacentridae (damselfishes) Acanthochromis polyacanthus; Amblyglyphidodon aureus; Amphiprion clarkii; Chromis nitida, C. xanthura; Dascyllus reticulates, D. trimaculatus; Pomacentrus amboinensis, P. australis, P. chrysurus, P. coelestis, P. moluccensis, P. nagasakiensis; Pristotis jerdoni - Rachycentridae (cobias) Rachycentron canadum - Scaridae (parrotfishes) Cetoscarus bicolor; Chlorurus sordidus; Scarus flavipectoralis, S. niger, S. oviceps, S. schlegeli - Scombridae (mackerels and tunas) Gymnosarda unicolor; Scomberomorus commerson, S. queenslandicus - Serranidae (groupers and coral cods) Cephalopholis boenak, C. miniata; Cromileptes altivelis; Epinephelus areolatus, E. coioides, E. fasciatus, E. maculatus, E. merra, E. quoyanus, E. undulatostriatus; Plectropomus laevis, P. leopardus, P. maculatus; Pseudanthias rubrizonatus; Variola albimarginata, V. louti - Siganidae (rabbitfishes) Siganus argenteus, S. corallinus, S. punctatissimus, S. punctatus, S. vulpinus - Sparidae (sea breams) Argyrops spinifer; Pagrus auratus - Sphyraenidae (barracudas) Sphyraena jello - Zanclidae (Moorish idols) Zanclus cornutus Rajiformes: Stegostomatidae (leopard sharks) Stegostoma fasciatum Rhinobatiformes: Rhynchobatidae (sharkfin guitarfishes) Rhynchobatus djiddensis Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae (scorpionfish and lionfish) Pterois volitans Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae (triggerfishes) Abalistes stellatus; Balistoides conspicillum; Odonus niger; Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus; Sufflamen chrysopterum, S. fraenatum - Monacanthidae (filefishes and leatherjackets) Aluterus scriptus - Tetraodontidae (pufferfish) Canthigaster valentini.

17 data collection periods spanning 09 Dec 2007 to 02 Dec 2008

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Credits
Doherty, PJ: AIMS (Principal Investigator)
Cappo, M: AIMS
Stowar, M: AIMS
Speare, PJ: AIMS
Cited Responsible Party List
Principal Investigator
Cappo, Michael (Mike), Dr Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
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Point Of Contact
Cappo, Michael Experimental Scientist Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) adc@aims.gov.au