Diets of coral-dwelling fishes of the genus Gobiodon with evidence of corallivory

Brooker, R.M., Munday, P.L., and Ainsworth, T.D. (2010) Diets of coral-dwelling fishes of the genus Gobiodon with evidence of corallivory. Journal of Fish Biology, 76 (10). pp. 2578-2583.

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Abstract

Evidence of facultative corallivory is documented in three species of obligate coral-dwelling gobies (genus Gobiodon) based on the presence of spirocysts in gut contents. Coral-dwelling gobies also consumed a broad range of other items with gut contents dominated by algae, invertebrates and amorphous material. Dietary similarities between species suggest corallivory may be widespread in this genus.

Item ID: 14932
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Acropora; corallivory; diet; Gobiodon; spirocyst
ISSN: 1095-8649
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 04:14
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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