Not all jungle perch can be a spawn star

Matt Hoskin, Jess Morgan and Lisa Pope headed to Bribie Island Research Centre this week. Matt presented the outcomes of on his honours work, where he worked out how many jungle perch were breeding in each tank using DNA fingerprinting. It turned out that in most tanks, most of the larvae were produced by a single pair. There was some variation among tanks though, with all females breeding in one tank – suggesting directions for future research. The talk was well attended, with questions about the conditions in the different tanks that may have led to the variation in the number of breeding fish. Read more about this project here.