Growth , mortality and turnover rates of a small detritivorous fish

  title={Growth , mortality and turnover rates of a small detritivorous fish},
  author={Shaun K Wilson},
Growth, mortality and density estimates of the blenny Salarias patzneri were used to quantify turnover rates of a small-bodied detritivorous fish. Turnover rates of S. patzneri were then compared with prominent scarids and acanthurids, to assess the relative significance of small detritivores to secondary production on coral reefs. Instantaneous mortality, estimated from growth parameters (L∞ = 5.10, K = 3.25, t0 = 0.10), suggests that less than 99% of the S. patzneri population survives for… CONTINUE READING
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