Feeding diets and significance of coral feeding among Chaetodontid fishes in Moorea (French Polynesia)

@article{HarmelinVivien2004FeedingDA,
  title={Feeding diets and significance of coral feeding among Chaetodontid fishes in Moorea (French Polynesia)},
  author={Mireille L. Harmelin-Vivien and Yolande Bouchon-Navaro},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={119-127}
}
The feeding diets of 18 Chaetodontid fishes from a coral reef of Moorea (French Polynesia) were studied by quantitative analysis of their stomach contents. Three major types of feeding behaviours were distinguished. Sixteen species essentially ingested coral polyps. Among these species, 5 were exclusive coral browsers and the others displayed more heterogeneous diets. One species was a plankton feeder and the other consumed benthic invertebrates other than corals. The importance of coral… CONTINUE READING

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