foraging of herbivorous fish

Peter J Mumby p.j.mumby at
Sat May 2 12:46:42 EDT 1998

Dear Coral-listers,

Does anyone know of any literature on the influence of food patchiness on
the grazing efficiency (rate) of herbivorous fish? For example, how does
algal patch size and distribution affect the likelihood of a patch being
grazed by parrotfish?

I've made a fairly thorough search of the literature but haven't found
anything explicitly on this spatial issue. Any feedback would be gratefully

Best wishes,


Dr Peter J. Mumby
Research Fellow

Department of Geography
University of Sheffield
Winter Street
S10 2TN
E-mail: p.j.mumby at
Tel: + 44 (0)114 222 7970
Fax: + 44 (0)114 279 7912

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