Nesting, eggs and larvae of triggerfishes (Balistidae)

  title={Nesting, eggs and larvae of triggerfishes (Balistidae)},
  author={Phillip S. Lobel and Robert Earl Johannes},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
SynopsisTriggerfishes construct nests by excavating depressions in sand. Eggs are laid in an adhesive mass and anchored with rubble. A photograph of a newly-hatched embryo is included. 
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