Do coral-reef fish faunas have a distinctive taxonomic structure?

@article{Robertson1998DoCF,
  title={Do coral-reef fish faunas have a distinctive taxonomic structure?},
  author={Desiree R. Robertson},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={179-186}
}
 Do the highly diverse fish faunas that associate with coral reefs have distinguishing taxonomic and ecological characteristics, as proposed by Choat and Bellwood (1991) and Bellwood (1996)? Does a 50 my old (Eocene) fossil fish fauna from Italy represent a coral-reef fish assemblage that provides unique information about the evolution of such assemblages, as claimed by Bellwood (1996)? I compared the structure of the reef fish faunas of adjacent tropical regions rich and poor in coral reefs… CONTINUE READING

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