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Feeding biology of the Roman Chrysoblephus laticeps (Pisces: Sparidae).


Buxton, CD, Feeding biology of the Roman Chrysoblephus laticeps (Pisces: Sparidae). , South African Journal of Marine Science, 2 pp. 33 - 42. ISSN 0257-7615 (1984) [Refereed Article]

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The sparid Chrysoblephus laticeps is a benthic carnivore that feeds on a wide variety of reef-associated prey. Small roman predominate on shallow subtidal reefs and prey non-selectively on crustaceans and polychaetes. Prey are ingested whole and prey size is apparently gape-limited. Adult fish are more selective, taking larger prey such as crinoids, cephalopods and crustaceans, and they can crush prey. Comparisons between roman and other co-occurring juvenile sparids indicate considerable dietary overlap.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:49203
Year Published:1984
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-01-20
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