Ontogenetic foraging activity and feeding selectivity of the Brazilian endemic parrotfish Scarus zelindae

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Pereira, Pedro H.C. ; Santos, Marcus ; Lippi, Daniel L. ; Silva, Pedro (2016)
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ, volume 4 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5068395, doi: 10.7717/peerj.2536
  • Subject: Marine Biology | Parrotfishes | Brazilian reefs | R | Ecology | Animal Behavior | Resource availability | Southwestern Atlantic Ocean | Feeding behaviour | Medicine | Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science

Parrotfish are fundamental species in controlling algal phase-shifts and ensuring the resilience of coral reefs. Nevertheless, little is known on their ecological role in the south-western Atlantic Ocean. The present study analysed the ontogenetic foraging activity and ... View more
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