Feeding Electivity Indices in Surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) of The Florida Keys

  title={Feeding Electivity Indices in Surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) of The Florida Keys},
  author={G. Christopher Tilghman and RuthEllen Klinger-Bowen and Ruth Francis-Floyd},
  journal={Aquarium Sciences and Conservation},
Three species of surgeonfish Acanthurus coeruleus (blue tang) (Block and Schneider), A. bahianus (ocean surgeonfish) (Castelnau), and A. chirurgus (doctorfish) (Block) were captured in the waters of the Florida Keys (24°03′N, 81°40′W). In total, 39 of these fish were captured between March and December of 1999. Items found in the stomachs of these fish were identified and analyzed for percent occurrence. These values were compared to percent occurrence values of the same items from random… 
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