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Food habits of reef fishes of the West Indies

  title={Food habits of reef fishes of the West Indies},
  author={John E. Randall},
The stomach contents of 5,526 specimens of 212 species of reef and inshore fishes representing 60 families were analyzed. Most of these fishes were collected by spearfishing in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The principal plant and animal groups eaten by the fishes are listed by percentage volume of the stomach contents under fish family and species headings. When practicable, the food organisms were identified. Following the species accounts, the major groups of food organisms are… 
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