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Spongivory by juvenile angelfish (Pomacanthidae) in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil

  title={Spongivory by juvenile angelfish (Pomacanthidae) in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil},
  author={Barbara Rustum Andr{\'e}a and Daniela Batista and Guilherme Muricy and Jo{\~a}o Pedro Pessoa},
Adult angelfish of the genera Pomacanthus and Holacanthus (Family Pomacanthidae) are considered the most important spongivorous fishes of the Caribbean, with sponges comprising more than 70% of their gut contents. However, despite their commercial importance as ornamental fish, little is known about the diet of juvenile angelfish, which are generally considered to be cleaners. The goal of this study was to identify through gut content analysis the sponge species eaten by juveniles of the… 

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