Juvenile silver grunter Mesopristes argenteus shift benthic objects to access food

Ebner, Brendan C., Donaldson, James A., and Starrs, Danswell (2019) Juvenile silver grunter Mesopristes argenteus shift benthic objects to access food. Journal of Fish Biology, 95 (3). pp. 974-978.

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Abstract

Juvenile silver grunter Mesopristes argenteus were observed, photographed and filmed manoeuvring objects with their snout and nape to expose benthic prey in two short steep coastal streams, including in the micro-estuary of one of these streams within the Australian Wet Tropics. Objects that were moved included leaves, sticks, bark, wood, seed pods, rainforest fruit, coral fragments and pebbles. Follower fish were sometimes associated with the foraging behaviour.

Item ID: 60117
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8649
Keywords: allochthonous patches, benthivory, follower species, Mesopristes, nuclear species, underwater video
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 07:40
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060201 Behavioural Ecology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960807 Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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