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Author Boerger, Christiana M., author.
Title Life history, diet and production of an herbivorous temperate marine fish, Medialuna californiensis (fam. kyphosidae) / by Christiana M. Boerger.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2011.

 Electronic Book  QH51 .Z95 2011 B64eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (v, 33 pages) : maps, graphs, some color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-18).
Summary Herbivorous fishes are an important component of the marine reef communities. They convert primary production directly into fish tissue. Grazing of algae by herbivores can also alter marine communities by impacting the growth, recruitment, and mortality of algae. By grazing algae, herbivorous fishes therefore serve as a vital link between primary producers and secondary consumers in aquatic communities. The halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis: Kyphosidae), is one of the few herbivorous fishes in the temperate waters of Southern California. Specimens were taken from various coastal locations around southern California including three of the southern Channel Islands (Santa Catalina, San Clemente and Anacapa) from 2005-2007 to examine age and growth, gut contents, and secondary productivity of this abundant species. The von Bertalanffy parameters for all the aged halfmoons based on lengths were L
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 05, 2012).
Subject Kyphosidae -- Ecology -- California.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Biology.
OCLC number 849931453