Interspecific Territoriality in a Pomacentrid Reef Fish, Pomacentrus Flavicauda Whitley.

@article{Low1971InterspecificTI,
  title={Interspecific Territoriality in a Pomacentrid Reef Fish, Pomacentrus Flavicauda Whitley.},
  author={Richard M Low},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1971},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={648-654}
}
Field observations on territorial behavior of the fish P. flavicauda were made for a total of 200 hours at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. Specimens 6 cm or more in length restricted their movements to areas of approximately 2 m2 over at least a 5-month period. Distribution of the fish was highly correlated (rs = 0.89) with the amount of interface between sand and dead coral. Such areas provided algae in close proximity to shelter. Observations of agonistic behavior showed that P. flavicauda… CONTINUE READING