A new heterospecific foraging association between the puddingwife wrasse,Halichoeres radiatus, and the bar jack,Caranx Tuber: evaluation of the foraging consequences

@article{Baird2004ANH,
  title={A new heterospecific foraging association between the puddingwife wrasse,Halichoeres radiatus, and the bar jack,Caranx Tuber: evaluation of the foraging consequences},
  author={Troy A. Baird},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={393-397}
}
The bar jack,Caranx Tuber, was commonly observed to follow individual puddingwife wrasses,Halichoeres radiatus, that were foraging on the substrate. Individuals of both species actively pursued the other to maintain these heterospecific foraging ‘teams’, were sometimes attracted to feeding acts initiated by team partners, and the foraging rates of teamed jacks and wrasses were positively correlated. Pilfering of food items was rare, suggesting little, if any, competition cost of this foraging… CONTINUE READING

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