Compare feeding habits of range-shifting tropical herbivorous surgeonfish to warm-termperate species commonly found in temperate reefs
Type of Study:
Surveys and aquaria experiments
In aquarium experiments, tropical surgeonfishes consumed more algae than temperate species, especially at high temperatures - implies overall levels of herbivory will increase if these species establish populations
Tropical and temperate surgeonfish species; 20 and 25 degrees Centigrade experimental temperatures
Response variable :
Feeding rates and algae biomass/ cover
Basford A. J., Feary D. A., Truong G., Steinberg P. D., Marzinelli E. M. & Vergés A. (2015) Feeding habits of range-shifting herbivores: tropical surgeonfishes in a temperate environment. Mar Freshw Res.