Marine macroalgae as foods for fishes: an evaluation of potential food quality

@article{Montgomery2004MarineMA,
  title={Marine macroalgae as foods for fishes: an evaluation of potential food quality},
  author={W. Linn Montgomery and Shelby D. Gerking},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={143-153}
}
A revitalized view of feeding by herbivorous marine fishes is sought through two questions. First, What characteristics of major taxa of algae identify them as predictably high or low quality foods? Second, are marine algae valuable foods for fishes which do not mechanically disrupt cell walls and do not harbor specialized enzymes or microbes capable of lysing cell walls? Energy, ash and nutrient content of 16 species of marine algae were employed to assess food quality of fleshy red, green… CONTINUE READING

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