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Author Bos, A.R.; Gumanao, G.S.
Title The lunar cycle determines availability of coral-reef fishes at fish markets Type Journal Article
Year 2012 Publication Journal of Fish Biology Abbreviated Journal J Fish Biol
Volume 81 Issue 6 Pages (down) 2074-2079
Keywords Animals; Commerce; Coral Reefs; *Fishes; *Moon; Philippines; Seafood/*statistics & numerical data
Abstract During 139 visits between March 2009 and May 2011, it was found that the availability of reef fishes at a local fish market in the Philippines was highly affected by the lunar cycle. The number of vendors selling reef fishes was significantly lower (13.4%) during third lunar quarters (full moon periods) than during the first, second and fourth lunar quarters (40.2, 25.0 and 30.0%, respectively). It is recommended that the influence of the lunar cycle on fish availability is considered when designing sampling strategies for catch surveys.
Address Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, RA Leiden, The Netherlands. arthurrbos@yahoo.com
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ISSN 0022-1112 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
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Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 65
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