Developmental effects of heatwave conditions on the early life stages of a coral reef fish

This dataset is of traits measured from ~600 juvenile coral reef damselfish (species: Acanthochromis polyacanthus) after differing lengths of exposure from hatching to heatwave conditions. The traits measured were escape performance, standard length, weight, crititcal thermal maximum, and sex.

Clarifying some of the column headers in the dataset:

Fish: unique fish ID

UqRep: unique fish tank ID

Treatment: C = 108 days exposure to control temperatures post hatching and 3d = 3 days, 7d = 7 days, 30d = 30 days, H = 108 days exposure to +2C post hatching

Family: four different family lines

TestingT: performance/testing temperature of escape response trials in Celsius

W: wet weight in g

SL: standard length in mm

StartT: starting temperature for critical thermal maximum trials in Celsius

CTM: critical thermal maximum in Celsius

The rest of the columns pertain to the escape performance traits.

Video: unique escape performance trial ID

Stimdist: distance from stimulus on impact in mm

Stimdirect: orientation from stimulus on impact in degrees

StimdirectR: orientation from stimulus on impact in radian

LatencyMS: time from stimulus impact until response in milliseconds

DuratMS: duration of C-start escape response in milliseconds

Dist: distance travelled of C-start escape response in mm

VeloMS: mean speed of C-start escape response in m s-1

MaxVeloMS: maximum speed of C-start escape response in m s-1

EndDirect: direction after C-start escape response in degrees

EndDirectR: direction after C-start escape response in radian

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    Data record related to this publication Developmental effects of heatwave conditions on the early life stages of a coral reef fish
    Data Publication title Developmental effects of heatwave conditions on the early life stages of a coral reef fish
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    This dataset is of traits measured from ~600 juvenile coral reef damselfish (species: Acanthochromis polyacanthus) after differing lengths of exposure from hatching to heatwave conditions. The traits measured were escape performance, standard length, weight, crititcal thermal maximum, and sex.

    Clarifying some of the column headers in the dataset:

    Fish: unique fish ID

    UqRep: unique fish tank ID

    Treatment: C = 108 days exposure to control temperatures post hatching and 3d = 3 days, 7d = 7 days, 30d = 30 days, H = 108 days exposure to +2C post hatching

    Family: four different family lines

    TestingT: performance/testing temperature of escape response trials in Celsius

    W: wet weight in g

    SL: standard length in mm

    StartT: starting temperature for critical thermal maximum trials in Celsius

    CTM: critical thermal maximum in Celsius

    The rest of the columns pertain to the escape performance traits.

    Video: unique escape performance trial ID

    Stimdist: distance from stimulus on impact in mm

    Stimdirect: orientation from stimulus on impact in degrees

    StimdirectR: orientation from stimulus on impact in radian

    LatencyMS: time from stimulus impact until response in milliseconds

    DuratMS: duration of C-start escape response in milliseconds

    Dist: distance travelled of C-start escape response in mm

    VeloMS: mean speed of C-start escape response in m s-1

    MaxVeloMS: maximum speed of C-start escape response in m s-1

    EndDirect: direction after C-start escape response in degrees

    EndDirectR: direction after C-start escape response in radian

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      The R scripts used to analyse the data can be downloaded via Supplementary Information in the Related Publication.

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  • Keywords
    • developmental plasticity
    • climate change
    • heatwave
    • coral reef fish
    • exposure duration
    • escape response
    • body size
    • critical thermal maximum
    • Bayesian analysis
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 060306 - Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
    SEO Codes
    • 960307 - Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
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    Attachment Escape_Size_CTM_Sex.csv Comma-separated values (.csv) format
    The Data Manager is: Rachel Spinks
    College or Centre
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  • Data record size 1 file: 61 KB
  • Related publications
      Name Spinks, Rachel K., Munday, Philip L., and Donelson, Jennifer M. (2019) Developmental effects of heatwave conditions on the early life stages of a coral reef fish. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 222 (16).
    • URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.202713
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    Citation Spinks, Rachel (2019): Developmental effects of heatwave conditions on the early life stages of a coral reef fish. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5d01d448c3756