Resource partitioning among early colonizing Siganus luridus and native herbivorous fish in the Mediterranean: an integrated study based on gut-content analysis and stable isotope signatures

  title={Resource partitioning among early colonizing Siganus luridus and native herbivorous fish in the Mediterranean: an integrated study based on gut-content analysis and stable isotope signatures},
  author={Ernesto Azzurro and Emanuela Fanelli and Edoardo Mostarda and Marcello Catra and Franco Andaloro},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={991 - 998}
  • E. AzzurroE. Fanelli F. Andaloro
  • Published 30 July 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
The present study attempts to give timely information on the resource partitioning between the lessepsian migrant Siganus luridus and two ecological native analogues, Sarpa salpa and Sparisoma cretense. Sampling was carried out in concomitance with the first record of Siganus luridus in Linosa and fish were caught simultaneously, allowing direct comparison of diets. Gut-contents analyses provided a snapshot of the feeding habits of the three species: Siganus luridus fed on 34 taxa of benthic… 

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