The effects of distance from coral reefs on seagrass nursery use by 5 emperor fishes at the southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan

@article{Nakamura2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of distance from coral reefs on seagrass nursery use by 5 emperor fishes at the southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan},
  author={Y. Nakamura and Masahiro Horinouchi and M. Sano and T. Shibuno},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={1401-1408}
}
  • Y. Nakamura, Masahiro Horinouchi, +1 author T. Shibuno
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Whilst the importance of seagrass beds as nurseries for coral reef fishes has been clearly recognized, the vast majority of early studies on fish nursery habitats emphasized the close proximity of the latter to coral reefs. To determine the potential nursery role of isolated seagrass beds, we investigated the degree to which juvenile emperor fishes (Lethrinidae) utilized seagrass beds in the presence/absence of adjacent coral habitats at Ishigaki Island (southern Japan), such fishes being known… CONTINUE READING
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