By Alejandro A. Vagelli
The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, is an engaging species that possesses a chain of exceptional organic features making it precise between coral reef fishes. it's been the point of interest of stories in replica, ecology, inhabitants genetics and evolution. furthermore, considering that its rediscovery within the overdue Nineties, it has turn into enormously renowned within the overseas decorative fish exchange, and indiscriminate amassing has ended in its inclusion within the 2007 IUCN crimson record as an endangered species.
This publication is split into 3 major components: a common creation to the fish, together with a old synopsis with an outline of the Banggai Archipelago; a complete therapy of the species’ ordinary background (distribution, morphology, replica, embryology, ecology, genetics, systematics and evolution); an account of the conservation of the species, together with descriptions of its fishery, makes an attempt to guard it below CITES, and creation programmes. The ebook additionally comprises an appendix providing info on captive breeding, juvenile mortality relief, and customary diseases.
This publication is a distinct source for ichthyology scholars and researchers engaged on fish biology, ecology and conservation, and for marine decorative fish hobbyists and aquarium professionals.
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Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–5):
Chapter 2 ancient assessment (pages 6–10):
Chapter three The Banggai Archipelago (pages 11–20):
Chapter four box study within the Banggai Islands (pages 21–28):
Chapter five Geographic Distribution (pages 29–45):
Chapter 6 normal Survey of Morphology (pages 46–57):
Chapter 7 Reproductive Biology (pages 58–93):
Chapter eight Ecology (pages 94–122):
Chapter nine Genetics (pages 123–127):
Chapter 10 Systematics and Evolution (pages 128–144):
Chapter eleven The Fishery of Pterapogon Kauderni (pages 145–157):
Chapter 12 Conservation of Pterapogon Kauderni, a problem nonetheless forward (pages 158–165):
Chapter thirteen The Lembeh Conundrum, from a slipshod motion to a Grave Conservation scenario (pages 166–172):
Chapter 14 Captive Breeding and Rearing of Pterapogon Kauderni (pages 173–185):
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To the north, the central group is separated from the western group, by depths of about 90 to 200 m, and a distance of about 18 km (between the medium-large islands of Kokudan and Banggai). , Taliabu and Peleng, delimit both outermost island-groups, and P. kauderni was present on both islands, though in limited areas. In Peleng, populations occurred only in sites along the south-central coastlines facing towards the center of distribution. It was absent along the entire central-west section, the entire north perimeter, and from nearby small islands and reefs.
A high-speed Navy boat signaled for us to stop, and about a dozen fully armed Navy personal got onboard. There was some tension when they surrounded us and asked Opo about our motives for being there. The officer in charge requested the boat papers, my passport, and permits for conducting research in that area. He thoroughly analyzed each document in a professional manner, and mentioned that they suspected we were trafficking illegal goods. Regardless of these mishaps, the larger boat was much safer, and with a trustworthy crew under Opo’s supervision, circumstances such as being left behind while diving due to the crew’s wish to acquire fish from a passing canoe, such as had happened during the first trip, and other similar occurrences were not repeated.
However, finding a sea snake around my tank early in the morning was not something I would have ever expected. It is likely that this “invader” crawled onto the ramp used for getting onboard, when it was left out submerged overnight. 1 Introduction Pterapogon kauderni is endemic to the Banggai Archipelago. It is a rare example of a marine fish with an extremely limited geographic distribution. Within the Archipelago, isolated populations inhabit the shallows of 34 islands, 16 of which are less than 3 km in length, with a total (actual and potential) area of occupancy of about 30 km2.