Ecological Archives A017-093-A1

Irene Tetreault and Richard F. Ambrose. 2007. Temperate marine reserves enhance targeted but not untargeted fishes in multiple no-take MPAs. Ecological Applications 17:2251–2267.

Appendix A (Table A1). Equations used for biomass calculations.

Species

Length–mass equation

n, r2, and P value

Length-conversion equation

Halichoeres semicinctus, rock wrasse

M = 0.08484TL3.412 [4]

76, 0.96, <0.0001 [4]

SL = 0.84 TL [1, 2, 6]

Hypsypops rubicundus, garibaldi

M = 0.3833TL3.077 [4]

72, 0.96, <0.0001 [4]

SL = 0.78 TL [3]

Medialuna californiensis, halfmoon

M = 0.0000083SL3.26 [8]

 

SL = 0.83TL [5, 9]

Oxyjulis californica, señorita

M = 0.00000128SL3.5 [8]

 

SL = 0.84 TL [1, 2, 6]

Paralabrax clathratus, kelp bass

M = 0.1460TL3.119 [4]

71, 0.99, <0.0001 [4]

TL = 1.41 + 1.2SL (n = 100, r2 = 0.96)[7]

Paralabrax nebulifer, barred sand bass

M = 0.3977TL2.712 [4]

10, 0.95, <0.0001 [4]

SL = TL/1.22 – 0.7 (n = 100, r2 > 0.995)[7]

Semicossyphus pulcher, California sheephead

M = 0.5127TL2.723 [4]

61, 0.92, <0.0001 [4]

SL = 0.84 TL [1, 2, 6]

Notes: n is the number of fish sampled in the study, r2 and the P values are statistical outcomes from the linear regression in the study. TL = total length (cm), SL = standard length (mm). M = somatic wet body mass (g), for size range 12.7–48.5 cm.

LITERATURE CITED

[1]Ambrose, R. F., S. L. Swarbrick, K. C. McKay, and T. L. Sasaki. 1987. Comparison of communities on artificial and natural reefs in southern California, with emphasis on fish assemblages. Volume II Appendices. Marine Review Committee, 531 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105, Encinitas, California 92024.

[2]Burgess, W. E., and H. R. Axelrod’s (1984) study (as cited in Ambrose et al. 1987).

[3]Clarke, T. A. 1970. Territorial behavior and population dynamics of a pomacentrid fish, the garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus. Ecological Monographs 40(2): 189–212.

[4]DeMartini, E. E., A. M. Barnett, T. D. Johnson, and R. F. Ambrose. 1994. Growth and production estimates for biomass-dominant fishes on a southern California artificial reef. Bulletin of Marine Science 55(2-3):484–500.

[5]Feder, H. M., C. H. Turner, and C. Limbaugh. 1974. Observations on fishes associated with kelp beds in southern California. California Department of Fish and Game, Fish Bulletin 160, 144 p.

[6]D. Gotshall’s (1997) study (as cited in Ambrose et al. 1987).

[7]Love, M. S., A. Brooks, D. Busatto, J. S. Stephens, Jr, and P. A. Gregory. 1996. Aspects of the life histories of the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, and barred sand bass, Paralabrax nebulifer, from the southern California Bight. Fishery Bulletin 94(3):472–481.

[8]Quast, J. C. 1968. Fish fauna of the rocky inshore zone. California Department of Fish and Game, Fish Bulletin 139:35–55.

[9] A. L. Walford’s (1974) study (as cited in Ambrose et al. 1987).



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