3 Works

Guide pour le suivi de la qualité du milieu marin en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Benoît Beliaeff, Guénolé Bouvet, Jean-Michel Fernandez, Carine David & Thierry Laugier
Programmes Guide du milieu marin et Zonéco. [Tome Nickel et Environnement]

Sexual dimorphism in size and shape of the head in the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus

Richard Shine & Claire Goiran
In snakes, divergence in head size between the sexes has been interpreted as an adaptation to intersexual niche divergence. By overcoming gape-limitation, a larger head enables snakes of one sex to ingest larger prey items. Under this hypothesis, we do not expect a species that consumes only tiny prey items to exhibit sex differences in relative head size, or to show empirical links between relative head size and fitness-relevant traits such as growth and fecundity....

Population dynamics of the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus

Richard Shine, Gregory Brown & Claire Goiran
For sea snakes as for many types of animals, long-term studies on population biology are rare and hence, we do not understand the degree to which annual variation in population sizes is driven by density-dependent regulation versus by stochastic abiotic factors. We monitored three populations of turtle-headed sea snakes (Emydocephalus annulatus) in New Caledonia over an 18-year period. Annual recruitment (% change in numbers) showed negative density-dependence: that is, recruitment increased when population densities were...

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  • 2021

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  • University of New Caledonia
  • Macquarie University
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
  • French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea