Application of non-destructive methods for assessing rock pool fish assemblages on Lord Howe Island, Australia: Fishes Checklist

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Examination of mini-BRUVs’ data, for 30 min samples, identified that the vast majority of fish species were detected within 15 min and indicated that a shorter 15 min sampling period would generally be suitable for collecting fish data from rock pools. The baseline data collected on fishes in LHI rock pools demonstrated the uniqueness of LHI assemblages, which were significantly different from those on the NSW coast. This study demonstrates that non-destructive sampling methods can be used in rock pool environments, making these methods suitable for sampling in inter-tidal habitats, especially within marine protected areas.

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Davis T R, Larkin M F, Harasti D, Earl C (2023). Application of non-destructive methods for assessing rock pool fish assemblages on Lord Howe Island, Australia: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.0. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/eaddvw


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Tom R. Davis
  • Originator
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Meryl F. Larkin
  • Originator
Southern Cross University
David Harasti
  • Originator
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Lord Howe Island Group

Bounding Coordinates South West [-31.832, 159.001], North East [-31.415, 159.334]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. See Github Project and R Notebook for dataset construction methods

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Davis, T & Larkin, M & Harasti, D. (2018). Application of non-destructive methods for assessing rock pool fish assemblages on Lord Howe Island, Australia. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2018.09.002

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose These data were made accessible through UNESCO's eDNA Expeditions project to mobilize available marine species and occurrence datasets from World Heritage Sites.
Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/eaddvw