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The lunar cycle determines availability of coral-reef fishes at fish markets.
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PMID:  23130702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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.
A R Bos; G S Gumanao
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of fish biology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1095-8649     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Fish Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0214055     Medline TA:  J Fish Biol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2074-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P. O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands Research Office, Davao del Norte State College, New Visayas, 8105 Panabo, The Philippines.
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