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By Morgan S. Pratchett,Michael L. Berumen,B. G. Kapoor

Butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae) are a hugely conspicuous section of fish fauna on coral reefs during the international. In gentle in their powerful dependence on coral, they can be considered as the epitome of coral reef fishes. This quantity examines the ecology and conservation of coral reef butterflyfishes. It presents vital insights on their evolution and key occasions and variations that experience resulted in their proliferation inside of coral reef ecosystems. Key to the sturdiness of butterflyfishes is the evolution of coral-feeding—a valuable concentration of the ecological chapters during this quantity. The ebook additionally highlights key threats and demanding situations on the topic of the conservation of butterflyfishes and ends with an outline of present and destiny study directions.

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