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Coral Reefs

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 645–645 | Cite as

A special palate structure of Ctenochaetus striatus—a hidden tool for bioerosion

  • R. Krone
  • P. van Treeck
  • H. Schuhmacher
  • H. Nebel
  • M. Epple
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Keywords

Detritus Structure Contact Elastic Tissue Feeding Mode Fish Swim 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

We thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the South Sinai Protectorates Authority.

References

  1. Purcell SW, Bellwood DR (1993) A functional analysis of food procurement in two surgeonfish species, Acanthurus nigrofuscus and Ctenochaetus striatus (Acanthuridae). Environ Biol Fish 37:139–159CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Randall JE (1955) A revision of the surgeon fish genus Ctenochaetus, family Acanthuridae, with descriptions of five new species. Zoologica 40:149–166Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Krone
    • 1
  • P. van Treeck
    • 1
  • H. Schuhmacher
    • 1
  • H. Nebel
    • 2
  • M. Epple
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Biology and Geography, HydrobiologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemistry and Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of Duisburg-Essen EssenGermany

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