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High rate of prey consumption in a small predatory fish on coral reefs

Feeney, William; Lonnstedt, O.M.; Bosiger, Y.; Martin, J.; Jones, G.P.; Rowe, R.J.; McCormick, M.I.

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Small piscivores are regarded as important regulators of the composition of coral reef fish communities, but few studies have investigated their predatory ecology or impact on assemblages of juvenile fishes. This study investigated the foraging ecology of a common coral reef predator, the dottyback Pseudochromis fuscus, using underwater focal animal observations. Observations were conducted at two times of year: the summer, when recruit fishes were an available food item and winter, when...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64578
Source: Coral Reefs
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-012-0894-z

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