Biology of Surgeonfish Acanthurus-nigrofuscus with emphasis on changeover in diet and annual gonadal cycles

@article{Fishelson1987BiologyOS,
  title={Biology of Surgeonfish Acanthurus-nigrofuscus with emphasis on changeover in diet and annual gonadal cycles},
  author={Lev Fishelson and Linn W. Montgomery and Arthur H. Myrberg},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={1987},
  volume={39},
  pages={37-47}
}
A 3 yr study was conducted on the feeding biology and reproductive strategies of Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Acanthuridae, Teleostei) found along the coral reefs of the Gulf of Aqaba and forming there the major biomass of algivorous fish. The diet of this surgeonfish is based on algae selected from turf communities growing on subtidal rocky surfaces. At some sites A. nigrofuscus form schools that migrate daily from nocturnal refuges in coral reefs to foraging sites on the intertidal, covering… 

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