Some Aspects of the Biology of Three Fish Species From the Seagrass Beds at Inhaca Island, Mozambique




Aspects of the biology of three fish species, Apogon nigripinnis, Leptoscarus vaigiensis and Siganus sutor, associated with seagrass beds (Thalassodendron ciliatum I Cymodocea serrulata and Thalassia hemprichii I Halodule wrightii) were studied at Inhaca Island (Mozambique). Stomach con- tents analysis showed that both L. vaigiensis and S. sutor are herbivorous and A nigripinnis is carnivo- rous. A. nigripinnis spawns between October and March, and S. sutor between September and Febru- ary. In the case of L. vaigiensis, mature individuals were found during almost all times of the year. Monthly occurrences from day and night sampling are described for these species in the r. ciliatum IC. serrulata seagrass association


Cybium






- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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