Herbivorous fishes Siganus rivulatus (Siganidae) and Zebrasoma desjardinii (Acanthuridae) feed on Ctenophora and Scyphozoa in the Red Sea

  title={Herbivorous fishes Siganus rivulatus (Siganidae) and Zebrasoma desjardinii (Acanthuridae) feed on Ctenophora and Scyphozoa in the Red Sea},
  author={A. Bos and E. Cruz-Rivera and A. Sanad},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
Individuals of the rabbitfish Siganus rivulatus (Siganidae) and surgeonfish Zebrasoma desjardinii (Acanthuridae) were observed feeding on ctenophores and scyphozoans in the northern Red Sea during late spring and early summer seasons between 2010 and 2015. Siganus rivulatus and Z. desjardinii, considered nominally herbivorous, preyed on relatively large ctenophores until disintegration, and on the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita (Scyphozoa) until they sank to the bottom. Siganus rivulatus was the… Expand

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