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The trophic status of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs
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It is concluded that a wide range of dietary items are taken by the 17 nominal herbivores, and that dietary groupings do not reflect taxonomic relationships.
The trophic status of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs
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Estimates of the abundance of the different groupings of nominally herbivorous fishes indicated that the dominant elements in the reef grazing and browsing fauna were consumers of detrital and sedimentary materials.
Nutritional ecology of nominally herbivorous fishes on coral reefs
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A significant negative correlation was found between anterior intestinal fluid TAA and posterior intestinal SCFA values, which indicates that there are major differences in the food resources targeted by detritivorous and algivorous fish species on coral reefs.
Temperature sensitivity of cardiac mitochondria in intertidal and subtidal triplefin fishes
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Triplefin heart mitochondria exhibit decreased coupling to phosphorylation with increasing temperature, which most likely impairs ATP supply to the heart at elevated temperatures, potentially contributing to heart failure at ecologically relevant temperatures.
Nutritional ecology of marine herbivorous fishes: ten years on
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An overview of recent progress in the nutritional ecology of marine herbivorous fishes is given, and two recent paradigms are examined that are considered important in the development of the field: (i) the role of temperature in latitudinal gradients of diversity and abundance, and (ii) the impact of these fishes on coral reefs.
Intestinal microbiota in fishes: what's known and what's not
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It is concluded that microbial community composition must be viewed within an informed context of host ecology and physiology, and that this is of particular importance with respect to research planning and sampling design.
Hindgut Fermentation in Three Species of Marine Herbivorous Fish
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The rates of acetate production in the gut of three species of temperate marine herbivorous fish from northeastern New Zealand are estimated, and they are comparable to those found in the guts of Herbivorous reptiles and mammals.
VERTEBRATE HERBIVORES IN MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS: A Nutritional Ecology Perspective
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This review provides a foundation for a nutritional ecology of marine vertebrate herbivores, especially teleost fish, by summarizing the available information on their digestive physiology and identifying research priorities in the field.
New Zealand triplefin fishes (family Tripterygiidae): contrasting population structure and mtDNA diversity within a marine species flock
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Overall, a strong relationship was found between habitat depth and population structure among species, and species inhabiting shallower water habitats showed lower genetic diversity with higher levels of population subdivision, suggesting processes resulting from intraspecific differences in habitat preference, climatic histories and/or larval ecologies have subdivided populations of shallow water triplefin species.
Comparison of herbivory in the closely-related marine fish genera Girella and Kyphosus
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Results suggest that microbial fermentation plays a role in algal digestion in Kyphosus spp.
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