Ecological Archives E096-077-A1

Sandra A. Binning, Dominique G. Roche. 2015. Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology 96:828–839.

Appendix A. Supplementary figures (Figs. A1 and A2) depicting mean body fineness ratio across three fish families at sites differing in wave exposure and for three fish species sampled at three different habitats at different depths along a typical reef profile.


Fig. A1. Mean body fineness ratio (f) pooled across species from three families of fishes sampled at three windward (dark bars) and three leeward (light bars) sites around Lizard Island. Error bars are 95% confidence intervals.



Fig. A2. Mean body fineness ratio (f) of three Pomacentridae species sampled at windward sites, in three distinct habitats: reef slope (8–10 m depth; light bars), reef crest (2–4 m depth; dark bars) and back lagoon (1–3 m depth; white bars). Wave-induced water flow is high at the reef crest and lower in the reef slope and back lagoon habitats (see text for details). Error bars are 95% confidence intervals.

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