Seasonal changes in dietary composition of the herbivorous fish Kyphosus bigibbus in southwestern Japan

@article{Yatsuya2015SeasonalCI,
  title={Seasonal changes in dietary composition of the herbivorous fish Kyphosus bigibbus in southwestern Japan},
  author={K. Yatsuya and Setuo Kiyomoto and T. Yoshimura},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={81},
  pages={1025-1033}
}
  • K. Yatsuya, Setuo Kiyomoto, T. Yoshimura
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • AbstractKyphosus bigibbus is an herbivorous fish, and its relatively large body size and schooling behavior may have a significant effect on macroalgae in southwestern Japan. However, the feeding habits of K. bigibbus are poorly understood. We investigated seasonal changes in stomach contents of K. bigibbus in Nishisonogi Peninsula, Nagasaki Prefecture, in southwestern Japan. In this area, large brown algae (i.e., Sargassum and annual kelp) grow abundantly only in spring and early summer… CONTINUE READING
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