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Evolution of long-toothed fishes and the changing nature of fish-benthos interactions on coral reefs

Nature Communications

Jan 16, 2014

D R BellwoodChristopher H R Goatley

Abstract

Interactions between fishes and the benthos have shaped the development of marine ecosystems since at least the early Mesozoic. Here, using the morphology of fish teeth as an indicator of feeding abilities, we quantify changes over the last 240 million years of reef fish evolution. Foss...read more

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Benthos
Science of Morphology
Fish <Chondrichthyes>
Coral Reefs
Fish <Actinopterygii>
Fish <Hyperoartia>
Tooth Structure
Principal Component Analysis
lobe-finned fishes <coelacanthimorph>
Invertebrates
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Evolution of long-toothed fishes and the changing nature of fish-benthos interactions on coral reefs

Nature Communications

Jan 16, 2014

D R BellwoodChristopher H R Goatley

PMID: 24423941

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4144

Abstract

Interactions between fishes and the benthos have shaped the development of marine ecosystems since at least the early Mesozoic. Here, using the morphology of fish teeth as an indicator of feeding abilities, we quantify changes over the last 240 million years of reef fish evolution. Foss...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Benthos
Science of Morphology
Fish <Chondrichthyes>
Coral Reefs
Fish <Actinopterygii>
Fish <Hyperoartia>
Tooth Structure
Principal Component Analysis
lobe-finned fishes <coelacanthimorph>
Invertebrates
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