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Structure, Function, and Ecology in the Goatfishes (Family Mullidae)

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Item Summary Gosline, William A. 2008-03-14T01:43:38Z 2008-03-14T01:43:38Z 1984-10
dc.identifier.citation Gosline WA. 1984. Structure, function, and ecology in the goatfishes (family Mullidae). Pac Sci 38(4): 312-323.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.description.abstract The Mullidae differ from other percoid families in a number of structural features. The most notable of these is a pair of highly developed hyoid barbels used in feeding. Many of the other goatfish specializations seem to be associated in one way or another with the use made of these barbels. Structural peculiarities of the Mullidae are described and their functional and ecological implications suggested where possible. The hypothesis is made that the goatfishes have evolved a distincti ve ecological niche for themselves based on their use of the barbels in hunting.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.title Structure, Function, and Ecology in the Goatfishes (Family Mullidae)
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 38, Number 4, 1984

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