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Species-specific patterns of Brown chromis fecal pellet consumption (coprophagy) by parrotfishes and surgeonfishes and fecal pellet nutritional composition in Bonaire from 2019-06-27 to 2019-09-11 (NCEI Accession 0242462)

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In this study, we investigated the species-specific foraging rates of parrotfishes (tribe Scarini within the Labridae) and surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) on Brown Chromis (Chromis multilineata) fecal pellets compared to other major dietary items and the nutritional value of these fecal pellets. We conducted this study on the Caribbean island of Bonaire in summer of 2019. The associated datasets include: (1) surveys of the density of parrotfishes, surgeonfishes, and Brown Chromis (both a raw data file and transect-level summary), (2) behavioral observations of coprophagy by parrotfishes and surgeonfishes, (3) Chromis multilineata fecal pellet observations to record the frequency at which they are consumed and coprophagous fish taxa, (4) observations of the defecation rate of Chromis multilineata individuals, and (5) analysis of the nutritional content of Chromis multilineata fecal pellets. Additionally, we conducted a literature search and compiled a summary of the nutritional quality of various red, green, and brown algae, epilithic and endolithic algae matrices, and cyanobacteria to compare the nutritional quality of these food sources to the observed values for Chromis multilineata fecal pellets.
  • Cite as: Rempel, Hannah S.; Siebert, Abigail K.; Van Wert, Jacey C.; Bodwin, Kelly N.; Ruttenberg, Benjamin I. (2021). Species-specific patterns of Brown chromis fecal pellet consumption (coprophagy) by parrotfishes and surgeonfishes and fecal pellet nutritional composition in Bonaire from 2019-06-27 to 2019-09-11 (NCEI Accession 0242462). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242462. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2019-06-27 to 2019-09-11
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -68.352684
East: -68.288226
South: 12.125726
North: 12.219123
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2021-11-04
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
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Submission Package ID: 5RN1UT
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • Cite as: Rempel, Hannah S.; Siebert, Abigail K.; Van Wert, Jacey C.; Bodwin, Kelly N.; Ruttenberg, Benjamin I. (2021). Species-specific patterns of Brown chromis fecal pellet consumption (coprophagy) by parrotfishes and surgeonfishes and fecal pellet nutritional composition in Bonaire from 2019-06-27 to 2019-09-11 (NCEI Accession 0242462). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242462. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: California Polytechnic State University Baker/Koob Endowment Award
  • Related Funding Agency: Bill and Linda Frost Fund
  • Related Funding Agency: Dr. Earl H. Myers & Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic & Marine Biology Trust
  • Related Funding Agency: Harvard Travellers Club Permanent Fund
  • Related Funding Agency: American Museum of Natural History Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Behavior
Provider Keywords
  • Coprophagy
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Netherlands Antilles > Bonaire > Bonaire (12N068W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Netherlands Antilles > Bonaire > Karpata (12N068W0006)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Bonaire > Karpata (12N068W0006)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Leeward Group > Bonaire (12N068W0002)
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  • Cite as: Rempel, Hannah S.; Siebert, Abigail K.; Van Wert, Jacey C.; Bodwin, Kelly N.; Ruttenberg, Benjamin I. (2021). Species-specific patterns of Brown chromis fecal pellet consumption (coprophagy) by parrotfishes and surgeonfishes and fecal pellet nutritional composition in Bonaire from 2019-06-27 to 2019-09-11 (NCEI Accession 0242462). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242462. Accessed [date].
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  • 2021-11-04T22:31:12Z - NCEI Accession 0242462 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: See A1_data_overview.csv (measured); Units: NA; Observation Category: other; Sampling Instrument: NA; Sampling and Analyzing Method: All data types, variables, units of measure, observation categories, and sampling instruments are reported in the file 'A1_data_overview.csv'..
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  • swimmer/diver
  • visual analysis
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