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Furthermore, it appears from the cladogram that the chaetodontids may have colonized coral reefs on at least two separate occasions. It is noteworthy that, as in many groups, the coral reef lineages are particularly speciose when compared to nonreef lineages. , Chaetodon, Scarus, and Halichoeres). Other families with strong reef associations may also have nonreef origins. , Aplomichthys, Genicanthus, and Centropyge). Given the provisional phylogeny in Allen (1979) there appears to be the possibility of a basal deep-water, nonreef association.
Hay, 1994; Steneck and Dethier, 1994). This approach offers a means of gathering broad-scale data on community composition and trophic interactions. It may therefore be useful to consider the information base necessary to identify meaningful functional groups among reef fishes and the possible role of history in determining the nature of these groups. A. Functional Groups on Coral Reefs" Piscine Bioerosion as a Case Study Bioerosion refers to the removal of material by living organisms. On coral reefs there are numerous taxa that bore or excavate carbonate substrata (Hutchings, 1986).
Ram feeders face an additional challenge in having to eliminate the bow wave that may be formed if they are forcing an opened mouth through the water (Van Damme and Aerts, 1997). This problem can be relieved somewhat if the fish opens the opercular space, allowing water to flow freely through the oral cavity, but this only partly eliminates the formation of the bow wave. , barracuda and many serranids) is to overtake the prey with body movements, and finish the attack with an explosive strike of suction feeding (Figs.