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Plankton‐picking by the goatfish Pseudupeneus maculatus(Mullidae), a specialized bottom forager

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Abstract:

Although goatfishes (Mullidae) include c. 50 specialized bottom foraging species, juvenile and adult spotted goatfish Pseudupeneus maculatus were recorded feeding on plankton on rocky reefs off southern and north‐eastern Brazil, respectively.

Keywords: benthic foraging; opportunistic behaviour; plankton feeding; western Atlantic; zooplankton

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2006.00947.x

Affiliations: Departamento de Zoologia e Museu de História Natural, CP 6109, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-970 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication date: March 1, 2006

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