LIRS – Publications 2017

 Lizard Island Research Station publications 2017

Aguado, M.T., C. Noreña, L. Alcaraz, D. Marquina, F. Brusa, C. Damborenea, B. Almon, C. Bleidorn and C. Grande, 2017. Phylogeny of Polycladida (Platyhelminthes) based on mtDNA data. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 17: 767-778.

Allan, B.J.M, P. Domenici, S.-A. Watson, P.L. Munday and M.I. McCormick, 2017. Warming has a greater effect than elevated CO2 on predator– prey interactions in coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170784.

Allen, J.D., K.R. Schrage, S.A. Foo, S.-A. Watson and M. Byrne, 2017. The effects of salinity and pH on fertilization, early development, and hatching in the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar. Diversity 9(1): 13.

Anderson, K.D., N.E. Cantin, S.F. Heron, C. Pisapia and M.S. Pratchett, 2017. Variation in growth rates of branching corals along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientific Reports, 7: 2920.

Bainbridge, S.J., 2017. Temperature and light patterns at four reefs along the Great Barrier Reef during the 2015-2016 austral summer: understanding patterns of observed coral bleaching. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 10(1): 16-29.

Binning, S.A., O. Rey, S. Wismer, Z. Triki, G. Glauser, M.C. Soares and R. Bshary, 2017. Reputation management promotes strategic adjustment of service quality in cleaner wrasse. Scientific Reports, 7: 8425.

Blowes, S.A., M.S. Pratchett and S.R. Connolly, 2017. No change in subordinate butterflyfish diets following removal of behaviourally dominant species. Coral Reefs, 36: 213-222.

Blowes, S.A., M.S. Pratchett and S.R. Connolly, 2017. Aggression, interference, and the functional response of coral-feeding butterflyfishes. Oecologia, 184(3): 675-684.

Bogdanov, A., C. Hertzer, S. Kehraus, S. Nietzer, S. Rohde, P.J. Schupp, H. Waegele and G.M. König, 2017. Secondary metabolome and its defensive role in the aeolidoidean Phyllodesmium longicirrum, (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Nudibranchia). Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 13: 502–519.

Bok, M.J., M.L. Porter and D.-E. Nilsson, 2017. Phototransduction in fanworm radiolar eyes. Current Biology, 27(14): R698–R699.

Bok, M.J., M.L. Porter, H.A. Ten Hove, R. Smith and D.-E. Nilsson, 2017. Radiolar eyes of serpulid worms (Annelida, Serpulidae): structures, function, and phototransduction. Biological Bulletin, 233: 000-000,

Brooker, R.M., T.L. Sih and D.L. Dixson, 2017. Contact with seaweed alters prey selectivity in a coral-feeding reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 580: 239–244.

Bryson, M., R. Ferrari, W. Figueira, O. Pizarro, J. Madin, S. Williams and M. Byrne, 2017. Characterization of measurement errors using structure- from- motion and photogrammetry to measure marine habitat structural complexity. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 5669–5681.

Caballes, C.F. and M.S Pratchett , 2017. Environmental and biological cues for spawning in the crown-of-thorns starfish. PLoS One, 12(3): e0173964.

Caballes, C.F., M.S. Pratchett and A.C.E. Buck, 2017. Interactive effects of endogenous and exogenous nutrition on larval development for Crown-of-Thorns Starfish. Diversity, 9(1): 15.

Caceres-Chamizo, J.P., J. Sanner, K.J. Tilbrook and A.N. Ostrovsky, 2017. Revision of the Recent species of Exechonella Canu & Bassler in Duvergier, 1924 and Arctisecos Canu & Bassler, 1927 (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata): systematics, biogeography and evolutionary trends in skeletal morphology. Zootaxa, 4305: 1-79.

Chartrand K.M., C.V. Bryant, A. Sozou, P.J. Ralph and M.A. Rasheed, 2017. Final Report: Deep-water seagrass dynamics-Light requirements, seasonal change and mechanisms of recruitment. Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Publication, James Cook University, Report No 17/16. Cairns, 67 pp.

Cheney, K.L., F. Cortesi and H. Nilsson Skold, 2017. Regulation, constraints and benefits of colour plasticity in a mimicry system. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 122: 385–393.

Chivers, D.P., M.I. McCormick, D.T. Warren, B.J.M. Allan, R.A. Ramasamy, B.K. Arvizu, M. Glue and M.C.O. Ferrari, 2017. Competitive superiority versus predation savvy: the two sides of behavioural lateralization. Animal Behaviour, 130: 9-15.

Clark, T.D., D.G. Roche, S.A. Binning, B. Speers-Roesch and J. Sundin, 2017. Maximum thermal limits of coral reef damselfishes are size dependent and resilient to near-future ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 3519-3526.

Coker, D.J., J.P. Nowicki and N.A.J. Graham, 2017. Influence of coral cover and structural complexity on the accuracy of visual surveys of coral-reef fish communities. Journal of Fish Biology, 90: 2425–2433.

Cowan, Z.L., M. Pratchett, V. Messmer and S. Ling, 2017. Known predators of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster spp.) and their role in mitigating, if not preventing, population outbreaks. Diversity 9(1): 7.

Cowan, Z.-L., S.D. Ling, S.A. Dworjanyn, C.F. Caballes and M.S. Pratchett, 2017. Interspecific variation in potential importance of planktivorous damselfishes as predators of Acanthaster sp. eggs. Coral Reefs, 36: 653–661.

Diaz, P.E., S.C. Cutmore and T.H. Cribb, 2017. Four new species of Paradiscogaster Yamaguti, 1934 (Digenea: Faustulidae) from batfishes (Perciformes: Ephippidae) on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 339–349.

Duris, Z. and I. Horka, 2017. Towards a revision of the genus Periclimenes: resurrection of Ancylocaris Schenkel, 1902, and designation of three new genera (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae). ZooKeys, 646: 25–44.

Ferrari, M.C.O., M.I. McCormick, B.J.M. Allan and D.P. Chivers, 2017. Not equal in the face of habitat change: closely related fishes differ in their ability to use predation-related information in degraded coral. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20162758.

Ferrari, M.C.O., M.I. McCormick, M.D. Mitchell, B.J.M. Allan, E.J. Gonçalves and D.P. Chivers, 2017. Daily variation in behavioural lateralization is linked to predation stress in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour, 133: 189-193.

Ferrari, M.C.O., M.I. McCormick, S.-A. Watson, M.G. Meekan, P.L. Munday and D.P. Chivers, 2017. Predation in high CO2 waters: prey fish from high-risk environments are less susceptible to ocean acidification. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57: 55-62.

Ferrari, R., 2017. The hidden structure in coral reefs. Coral Reefs, 36: 445.

Ferrari, R., W.F. Figueira, M.S. Pratchett, T. Boube, A. Adam, T. Kobelkowsky-Vidrio, S.S. Doo, T.B Atwood and M. Byrne, 2017. 3D photogrammetry quantifies growth and external erosion of individual coral colonies and skeletons. Scientific Reports, 7: 1637.

Garcia, M., C. Edmiston, R. Marinov, A. Vail and V. Gruev, 2017. Bio-inspired color-polarization imager for real-time in situ imaging. Optica, 4(10): 9 pp.

Gingins, S., D.G. Roche and R. Bshary, 2017. Mutualistic cleaner fish maintains high escape performance despite privileged relationship with predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284(1853): 20162469.

Goatley, C.H.R., A. Gonzalez-Cabello and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Small cryptopredators contribute to high predation rates on coral reefs. Coral Reefs, 36(1): 207-212.

Grutter, A.S., M. De Brauwer, R. Bshary, K.L. Cheney, T.H. Cribb, E.M.P. Madin, E.C. McClure, M.G. Meekan, D. Sun, R.R. Warner, J. Werminghausen and P.C. Sikkel, 2017. Parasite infestation increases on coral reefs without cleaner fish. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-017-1628-z.

Grutter, A.S., S.P. Blomberg, B. Fargher, A.M. Kuris, M.I. McCormick and R.R. Warner, 2017. Size-related mortality due to gnathiid isopod micropredation correlates with settlement size in coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs, 36(2): 549-559.

Harrison, H.B., M.S. Pratchett, V. Messmer, P. Saenz-Agudelo and M.L. Berumen, 2017. Microsatellites reveal genetic homogeneity among outbreak populations of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9(1): 16.

Hata, T., J.S. Madin, V.R. Cumbo, M. Denny, J. Figueiredo, S. Harii, C.J. Thomas and A.H. Baird, 2017. Coral larvae are poor swimmers and require fine-scale reef structure to settle. Scientific Reports, 7: 2249.

He, S., J.L. Johansen, A.S. Hoey, M.K. Pappas and M.L. Berumen, 2017. Molecular confirmation of hybridization between Dascyllus reticulatus × Dascyllus aruanus from the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biodiversity,

Holmes, L.J., J. McWilliam, M.C.O. Ferrari and M.I. McCormick, 2017. Juvenile damselfish are affected but desensitize to small motor boat noise. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 494: 63–68.

Hoogenboom, M.O., G.E. Frank, T.J. Chase, S. Jurriaans, M. Álvarez-Noriega, K. Peterson, K. Critchell, K.L.E. Berry, K.J. Nicolet, B. Ramsby and A.S. Paley, 2017. Environmental drivers of variation in bleaching severity of Acropora species during an extreme thermal anomaly. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 376.

Huston, D.C, S,C. Cutmore and T.H. Cribb, 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the Haplosplanchnata Olson, Cribb, Tkach, Bray and Littlewood, 2003, with a description of Schikhobalotrema huffmani n. sp. Acta Parasitologica, 62(3): 502-512.

Jeffery, N.W., E.A. Ellis, T.H. Oakley, and T.R. Gregory, 2017. The genome sizes of ostracod crustaceans correlate with body size and evolutionary history, but not environment. Journal of Heredity, 2017, 1–6, doi:10.1093/jhered/esx055.

Johansen, J., S. He, M.K. Pappas, M.L. Berumen, G. Frank and A.S. Hoey, 2017. Hybridization between damselfishes Dascyllus aruanus and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 36: 717.

Kerry, J.T. and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Environmental drivers of sheltering behaviour in large reef fishes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 125: 254–259.

Khan, J.A., C.H.R. Goatley, S.J. Brandl, S.B. Tebbett1 and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Shelter use by large reef fishes: long-term occupancy and the impacts of disturbance. Coral Reefs, 36(4): 1123–1132.

Kingsford, M.J., M.D. O'Callaghan, L. Liggins and G. Gerlach, 2017. The short-lived neon damsel Pomacentrus coelestis: implications for population dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology, 90: 2041–2059.

Kramer, M.J., D.R. Bellwood, R.B. Taylor and O. Bellwood, 2017. Benthic Crustacea from tropical and temperate reef locations: differences in assemblages and their relationship with habitat structure. Coral Reefs, 36(3): 971–980.

LaPlante, L.H., 2017. Female nuptial signal advertises spawning readiness in a population of Halichoeres margaritaceus on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Ichthyological Research, 64: 331–338.

Lin, C. and T.W. Cronin, 2017
. Two visual systems in one eyestalk: the unusual optic lobe metamorphosis in the stomatopod Alima paci?ca. Developmental Neurobiology, doi 10.1002/dneu.22550.

Liu, Y., and C. Erseus, 2017. New specific primers for amplification of the Internal Transcribed Spacer region in Clitellata (Annelida). Ecology and Evolution, 7: 10421–10439.

MacNeil, M.A., K.M. Chong-Seng, D.J. Pratchett, C.A. Thompson, V. Messmer and M.S. Pratchett, 2017. Age and growth of an outbreaking Acanthaster cf. solaris population within the Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9(1): 18.

Martin, S.B., S.C. Cutmore and T.H. Cribb, 2017. Revision of Neolebouria Gibson, 1976 (Digenea: Opecoelidae), with Trilobovarium n. g., for species infecting tropical and subtropical shallow-water fishes. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 307-338.

McCormick, M.I. and B.J.M. Allan, 2017. Interspecific differences in how habitat degradation affects escape response. Scientific Reports, 7: 426.

McCormick, M.I., R.P. Barry and B.J.M. Allan, 2017. Algae associated with coral degradation affects risk assessment in coral reef fishes. Scientific Reports, 7: 16937.

McWilliam, J.N., R.D. McCauley, C. Erbe and M.J.G. Parsons, 2017. Patterns of biophonic periodicity on coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. Scientific Reports, 7: 17459.

McWilliam, J.N., R.D. McCauley, C. Erbe and M.J.G. Parsons, 2017. Soundscape diversity in the Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island, a case study. Bioacoustics, DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2017.1344930.

Mendoza-Franko, E.F., S.A. Binning and D.G. Roche, 2017. New and previously described dactylogyrid species (Monogenoidea: Polyonchoinea) and a gastrocotylinean pre-adult (Heteronchoinea) from pomacentrid and caesionid (Perciformes) fishes from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Acta Parasitologica, 62(3): 688-698.

Messmer, V., M. Pratchett and K. Chong-Seng, 2017. Variation in incidence and severity of injuries among Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9(1): 12.

Mitchell, L., K.L. Cheney, F. Cortesi, N.J. Marshall and M. Vorobyev, 2017. Triggerfish uses chromaticity and lightness for object segregation. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 171440.

Moreira, J. and J. Parapar, 2017. New data on the Opheliidae (Annelida) from Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia): five new species of the genus Armandia Filippi, 1861. Zootaxa, 4290(3): 483-502.

Munoz, A., 2017. Coral bleaching and the effect of disturbances on the damselfish community on Lizard Island, Australia. School for International Training Independent Study Project Collection, 2639.

Natt, M., O.M. Lonnstedt, M.I. McCormick, 2017. Coral reef fish predator maintains olfactory acuity in degraded coral habitats. PLoS One, 12(6): e0179300.

Nedelec, S.L., A.N. Radford, L. Pearl, B. Nedelec, M.I. McCormick, M.G. Meekan and S.D. Simpson, 2017. Motorboat noise impacts parental behaviour and offspring survival in a reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170143.

Newport, C., N.F. Green, E.C. McClure, D.C. Osorio, M. Vorobyev, N.J. Marshall and K.L. Cheney, 2017. Fish use colour to learn compound visual signals. Animal Behaviour, 125: 93-100.

Palacios Otero, M., 2017. Controlling mesopredators: importance of behavioural interactions in trophic cascades. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

Pereira, P.H.C., 2017. Benthic composition infuences habitat use and toxicity of coral-dwelling fishes. Marine Biology, 2017: 164:189.

Phillips, G.A.C., M.J. How, J.E. Lange, N.J. Marshall and K.L. Cheney, 2017. Disruptive colouration in reef fish: does matching the background reduce predation risk? Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 1962-1974.

Pizarro, O., A. Friedman, M. Bryson, S.B. Williams and J. Madin, 2017. A simple, fast, and repeatable survey method for underwater visual 3D benthic mapping and monitoring. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 1770–1782.

Pratchett, M.S., S. Dworjanyn, B. Mos, C.F. Caballes, C.A. Thompson and S. Blowes, 2017. Larval survivorship and settlement of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) at varying algal cell densities. Diversity, 9(1): 2.

Pratchett, M.S., Z.-L. Cowan, L.E. Nadler, C.F. Caballes, A.S. Hoey, V. Messmer, C.S. Fletcher, D.A. Westcott and S.D. Ling, 2017. Body size and substrate type modulate movement by the western Pacific crown-of thorns starfish, Acanthaster solaris. PLoS One, 12(9): e0180805.

Prazeres, M., T. Ainsworth, T.E. Roberts, J.M. Pandolfi and W. Leggat, 2017. Symbiosis and microbiome flexibility in calcifying benthic foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef. Microbiome, 5: 38.

Prazeres, M., T.E. Roberts and J.M. Pandolfi, 2017. Variation in sensitivity of large benthic Foraminifera to the combined effects of ocean warming and local impacts. Scientific Reports, 7: 45227.

Quattrini, F.G., 2017. Grouping as an anti-predator strategy: two case studies in coral reef fishes. MSc thesis, University of Neuchatel.

Ramasamy, R., B.J.M. Allan, M.I. McCormick, D.P. Chivers, M.D. Mitchell and M.C.O. Ferrari, 2017. Juvenile coral reef fish alter escape responses when exposed to changes in background and acute risk levels. Animal Behaviour, 134: 15-22.

Ramasamy, R.A., 2017. The effects of high-risk conditions on coral reef fishes. MPhil, James Cook University.

Reverter, M., T.H. Cribb, S.C. Cutmore , R.A. Bray, V. Parravicini and P. Sasal, 2017. Did biogeographical processes shape the monogenean community of butterflyfishes in the tropical Indo-west Pacific region? International Journal for Parasitology, 47: 447–455.

Richardson, L.E., N.A.J. Graham , M.S. Pratchett and A.S. Hoey, 2017. Structural complexity mediates functional structure of reef fish assemblages among coral habitats. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(3): 193-207.

Richardson, L.E., N.A.J. Graham and A.S. Hoey, 2017. Cross-scale habitat structure driven by coral species composition on tropical reefs. Scientific Reports, 7: 7557.

Saito, T., J. Okuno and A. Anker, 2017. Two new species of the stenopodidean shrimp genus Odontozona Holthuis, 1946 (Decapoda: Stenopodidae) from the Indo-West Pacific. Crustacean Research, 46: 25–55.

Scott, A. and A.S. Hoey, 2017. Severe consequences for anemonefishes and their host sea anemones during the 2016 bleaching event at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 36: 873.

Steinke, D., J.R deWaard, M.F. Gomon , J.W. Johnson, H.K. Larson, O. Lucanus , G.I. Moore, S. Reader and R.D. Ward, 2017. DNA barcoding the fishes of Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Biodiversity Data Journal, 5: e12409.

Stieb, S.M, F. Cortesi, L. Sueess, K.L. Carleton, W. Salzburger and N.J. Marshall, 2017. Why UV vision and red vision are important for damselfish (Pomacentridae): structural and expression variation in opsin genes. Molecular Ecology, 26: 1323–1342.

Streit, R.P. and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Strong homing does not predict high site fidelity in juvenile reef fishes. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-017-1636-z.

Streit, R.P. and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. High prevalence of homing behaviour among juvenile coral-reef fishes and the role of body size. Coral Reefs, 36(4): 1083-1095.

Tebbett, S.B., C.H.R. Goatley and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Clarifying functional roles: algal removal by the surgeonfishes Ctenochaetus striatus and Acanthurus nigrofuscus. Coral Reefs, 36: 803–813.

Tebbett, S.B., C.H.R. Goatley and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Algal turf sediments and sediment production by parrotfishes across the continental shelf of the northern Great Barrier Reef. PLoS One, 12(1): e0170854.

Tebbett, S.B., C.H.R. Goatley and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. Fine sediments suppress detritivory on coral reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 114: 934–940.

Tebbett, S.B., C.H.R. Goatley and D.R. Bellwood, 2017. The effects of algal turf sediments and organic loads on feeding by coral reef surgeonfishes. PLoS One, 12(1): e0169479.

ter Poorten, J.J., L.A. Kirkendale and J.-M. Poutiers, 2017. The Cardiidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of tropical northern Australia: A synthesis of taxonomy, biodiversity and biogeography with the description of four new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 32: 101-190.

Thoen, H.H., T.-H. Chiou and N.J. Marshall, 2017. Intracellular recordings of spectral sensitivities in stomatopods: a comparison across species. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57(5): 1117-1129.

Thoen, H.H., J. Marshall, G.H. Wolff and N.J. Strausfeld, 2017. Insect-like organization of the stomatopod central complex: functional and phylogenetic implications. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11: 12.

Triki, Z., R. Bshary, AS. Grutter and A.F.H. Ros, 2017. The arginine-vasotocin and serotonergic systems affect interspecific social behaviour of client fish in marine cleaning mutualism. Physiology and Behavior, 174: 36–143.

Triki, Z., S. Wismer, E. Levorato and R. Bshary, 2018. A decrease in the abundance and strategic sophistication of cleaner fish after environmental perturbations. Global Change Biology, 24(1): 481-489.

Vaughan, D.B. and K.W. Christison, 2017. Anoplodiscus Sonsino, 1890 (Monogenea: Anoplodiscidae): a new Australian species, and the first African record from South African hosts. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 891–906.

Wacker, S., M.H. Ness, S. Ostlund-Nilsson and T. Amundsen, 2017. Social structure affects mating competition in a damselfish. Coral Reefs, 36(4): 1279-1289.

Watson, S.-A., J.B. Fields and P.L. Munday, 2017. Ocean acidification alters predator behaviour and reduces predation rate. Biology Letters, 13: 20160797.

Watson, S.-A., K.E. Fabricius and P.L. Munday, 2017. Quantifying pCO2 in biological ocean acidification experiments: a comparison of four methods. PLoS One, 12(9): e0185469.

Welch, M.J. and P.L. Munday, 2017. Heritability of behavioural tolerance to high CO2 in a coral reef fish is masked by nonadaptive phenotypic plasticity. Evolutionary Applications, 10: 682–693.

Wismer, S., 2017. The ecology underlying the decision rules of Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse during client interactions. PhD thesis, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Zamora-Silva, A. and M.A.E. Malaquias, 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae head-shield sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): new evolutionary lineages revealed and proposal of a new classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, XX: 1–51.

Zanol, J.A., T.D.S.C. Da Silva and P. Hutchings, 2017. One new species and two redescriptions of Marphysa (Eunicidae, Annelida) species of the Aenea-group from Australia. Zootaxa, 4268(3): 411–426.


Dr Anne Hoggett , Director, Lizard Island Research Station
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