Limited capacity for developmental thermal acclimation in three tropical wrasses

This dataset contains performance data for three tropical wrasse species: Halichoeres melanurus, Halichoeres miniatus and Thalassoma amblycephalum. New recruits from each species were collected from the Cairns region of the central Great Barrier Reef and divided into a control ('cont' - 29 degrees celsius) and plus 2 (31 degrees celsius) temperature treatment. Fish were reared in these treatments for 11 weeks. After the 11 week acclimation period, performance metrics were tested at their developmental treatment and then switched into the opposing temperature treatment. After four days habituation, individuals were then tested at their new temperature treatment. 'H. mini' refers to Halichoeres miniatus; 'H. mel' refers to Halichoeres melanurus and 'T. ambly' refers to Thalassoma amblycephalum. 'MO2Rest' refers to resting metabolic rate; 'MO2Max' to maximum metabolic rate and 'Net MO2' to net aerobic scope.

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    This dataset contains performance data for three tropical wrasse species: Halichoeres melanurus, Halichoeres miniatus and Thalassoma amblycephalum. New recruits from each species were collected from the Cairns region of the central Great Barrier Reef and divided into a control ('cont' - 29 degrees celsius) and plus 2 (31 degrees celsius) temperature treatment. Fish were reared in these treatments for 11 weeks. After the 11 week acclimation period, performance metrics were tested at their developmental treatment and then switched into the opposing temperature treatment. After four days habituation, individuals were then tested at their new temperature treatment. 'H. mini' refers to Halichoeres miniatus; 'H. mel' refers to Halichoeres melanurus and 'T. ambly' refers to Thalassoma amblycephalum. 'MO2Rest' refers to resting metabolic rate; 'MO2Max' to maximum metabolic rate and 'Net MO2' to net aerobic scope.

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      This dataset is available as a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document formats (.ods)

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  • Keywords
    • climate change
    • thermal sensitivity
    • plasticity
    • swimming
    • burst escape performance
    • metabolism
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    • 050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
    SEO Codes
    • 960307 - Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
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  • Locations
    • Cairns region of the Central Great Barrier Reef
    • Experiments were conducted at the Marine and Aquaculture Research Facilities Unit, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
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    Citation Motson, Katie (2017): Limited capacity for developmental thermal acclimation in three tropical wrasses. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/586c8ca7f09a5