Diet composition and prey selection of the introduced grouper species peacock hind ( Cephalopholis argus ) in Hawaii

@inproceedings{Dierking2002DietCA,
  title={Diet composition and prey selection of the introduced grouper species peacock hind ( Cephalopholis argus ) in Hawaii},
  author={Jan Dierking and Ivor D. Williams and William J. Walsh},
  year={2002}
}
The grouper species peacock hind (Cephalopholis argus) (Serranidae: Epinephelinae), a reef fish predator that is native over most of the IndoPacific region, was introduced to the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) in 1956 as part of an introduction program of snapper and grouper species intended to enhance nearshore fisheries (Randall, 1987). Today, this non-native predator occupies a dominant position in the guild of large piscivores on many reefs in the MHI (see Results section). As impacts of… CONTINUE READING
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