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Algal Growth on Beaks of Live Parrotfishes

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Title:Algal Growth on Beaks of Live Parrotfishes
Authors:Tsuda, Roy T.
Larson, Helen K.
Lujan, Rufo J.
LC Subject Headings:Parrotfishes
Date Issued:Jan 1972
Publisher:University of Hawai’i Press
Citation:Tsuda RT, Larson HK, Lujan RJ. 1972. Algal growth on beaks of live parrotfishes. Pac Sci 26(1): 20-23.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The algal flora on the beaks of certain parrotfishes is described. No
host-specific relationship exists between the algae and fishes. A direct correlation
between the length of the algae and the size of the fish is present. The exposed
dentition of the parrotfish merely provides another type of substratum on which
algae grow.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 1, 1972

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