A new model study species: high accuracy of discrimination between individual freckled hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) using natural markings

McInnes, M. G., Burns, N. M. , Hopkins, C. R. , Henderson, G. P., McNeill, D. C. and Bailey, D. M. (2020) A new model study species: high accuracy of discrimination between individual freckled hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) using natural markings. Journal of Fish Biology, 96(3), pp. 831-834. (doi: 10.1111/jfb.14255) (PMID:31984497)

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Abstract

Variation between distinct natural markings of freckled hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) could allow in‐situ identification of individuals from underwater photography. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to assess the ability of I3S software to assist in discriminating between images of P. forsteri individuals. Our results show a high discriminant ability of I3S to differentiate between unlike individuals and identify images of the same individual. The ability to use automatic computer‐aided assistance in this species will allow future research to explore behaviour and movements of individuals in the wild.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hopkins, Charlotte and Burns, Dr Neil and Bailey, Dr David and McNeill, Dr Deborah
Authors: McInnes, M. G., Burns, N. M., Hopkins, C. R., Henderson, G. P., McNeill, D. C., and Bailey, D. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649
Published Online:27 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
First Published:First published in Journal of Fish Biology 96(3): 831-834
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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