Geographic divergence in the relationship between Paragobiodon echinocephalus and its obligate coral host

J. Belmaker, O. Polak, N. Shashar, Y. Ziv

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Abstract

The redhead goby Paragobiodon echinocephalus lives exclusively within the branching coral Stylophora pistillata. While in the Great Barrier Reef fish occupation rate of large coral is higher than that of small coral, an opposite pattern exists in the northern Red Sea. It is suggested that this pattern is caused by a limitation on the adult body size of fish in the northern Red Sea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1555-1561
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Coral reef
  • Goby
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Habitat selection
  • Red Sea

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