Sexual dimorphism and food habits of the clingfish, Diademichthys lineatus, and its dependence on host sea urchin

@article{Sakashita2004SexualDA,
  title={Sexual dimorphism and food habits of the clingfish, Diademichthys lineatus, and its dependence on host sea urchin},
  author={Hiroko Sakashita},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={95-101}
}
  • H. Sakashita
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
SynopsisStomach contents of the clingfish Diademichthys lineatus, 10–56 mm standard length, revealed changes in food habits with growth and sexual differences. Soon after settlement, D. lineatus obtained food from their host sea urchin (genus Diadema) and other associated symbionts. They became less dependent on the host with growth. The juveniles ate pedicellariae and sphaeridia of the host and commensal copepods, whereas the adult fish ate burrowing bivalves in corals as well as tube feet of… 
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