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Data from: Exploring the nature of ecological specialization in a coral reef fish community: morphology, diet, and foraging microhabitat use

Simon J. Brandl, William D. Robbins & David R. Bellwood
Patterns of ecological specialization offer invaluable information about ecosystems. Yet, specialization is rarely quantified across several ecological niche axes and variables beyond the link between morphological and dietary specialization have received little attention. Here, we provide a quantitative evaluation of ecological specialization in a coral reef fish assemblage (f. Acanthuridae) along one fundamental and two realized niche axes. Specifically, we examined ecological specialization in 10 surgeonfish species with regards to morphology and two realized niche...

Data from: The effects of background risk on behavioural lateralization in a coral reef fish

Maud C. O. Ferrari, Mark I. McCormick, Bridie J. M. Allan, Rebecca B. Choi, Ryan Ramasamy, Douglas P. Chivers, Ryan A. Ramasamy & Maud C.O. Ferrari
Behavioural lateralization – the preferential use of one side of the body or either of the bilateral organs or limbs – has been well documented in many species, in a number of contexts. While the benefits reported are numerous, existing latent variability in the degree of lateralization within and across populations, species and taxa indicates that existing costs may modulate its expression. Few studies have reported changes in the degree of lateralization at the individual...

Registration Year

  • 2015
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Affiliations

  • ARC Centre of Excellence For Coral Reef Studies
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  • James Cook University
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  • University of Saskatchewan
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  • Macalester College
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