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Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 251–252 | Cite as

Nesting, eggs and larvae of triggerfishes (Balistidae)

  • Phillip S. Lobel
  • Robert E. Johannes
Article

Synopsis

Triggerfishes construct nests by excavating depressions in sand. Eggs are laid in an adhesive mass and anchored with rubble. A photograph of a newly-hatched embryo is included.

Keywords

Reef fish spawning Balistapus undulatus Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus Fish eggs Fish larvae Guarding Lunar cycle 

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Copyright information

© Dr W. Junk BV Publishers 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip S. Lobel
    • 1
  • Robert E. Johannes
    • 2
  1. 1.Museum of Comparative ZoologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeU.S.A.
  2. 2.CSIRO Division of Fisheries and OceanographyNorth BeachWestern Australia

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