[Coral-List] Philippines Coral Reef fish assemblage

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Sun Jul 6 10:45:46 EDT 2008

We have 7 years of fish abundance data (alternate monthly) on the Bolinao
Coral Reef System in the book
	McManus JW, Nañola C, Reyes R, Kesner K. (1992). Resource Ecology of
the Bolinao Coral Reef System. ICLARM Studies and Reviews 22, 117 p.

There are sub-national comparisons of Philippine reef fish in tables in:
 		Dantis AL and Aliño PM (compiler) (2002). Checklist of
Philippine reef fishes. p. 208-226. In: Aliño, P.M.,E.F.B.Miclat,C.L.Nañola
Jr.,H.A.Roa-Quiaoit and R.T.Campos(eds.) Atlas of Philippine coral reefs.
Philippine Coral Reef Information (Philreefs). Goodwill
Trading Co.,Inc.(Goodwill Bookstore),Quezon City,Philippines. xvi + 264p.



John W. McManus, PhD
Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4700 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149
jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu      http://ncore.rsmas.miami.edu
 Phone: 305-421-4814   Fax: 305-421-4910

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Subject: [Coral-List] Philippines Coral Reef fish assemblage

At the Steinhart Aquarium we are currently stocking the 200,000 gallon live
coral exhibit and a discussion has arisen as to what is or even if there is,
a typical proportional heirarchy of fish types/assemblages on a Philippine
coral reef? In other words, is there a rough estimate of the relative
proportions of the various fish families to each other? Is it a pyramid type
relationship with say acanthurids at the base? I realize this will depend on
if we are looking at biomass vs. numbers, as well as forereef bluewater reef
vs. a inner lagoonal reef but I am hoping there are some general parameters.

Any guidance to references that might deal with this would be most helpful.
We would do this ourselves but we don't have the time or access to do
literature searches at the moment.


J. Charles Delbeek M.Sc.
Senior Aquatic Biologist
Steinhart Aquarium
California Academy of Sciences
cdelbeek at calacademy.org

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