[Coral-List] Looking for information about the association between groupers and sweepers (Michael Arvedlund)
allison.billiam at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 10:07:11 EST 2007
I have observed in Maldives much the same habitat relationship between A.
rugaa and Parapriacanthus sp as Bruce describes.Bill
On Dec 10, 2007 8:42 PM, Bruce Carlson <exallias at earthlink.net> wrote:
> The grouper that you see in association with the Parapriacanthus
> sweepers is Aethaloperca rogaa. I was searching for sweepers for an
> exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium and used sightings of the grouper to
> direct my attention to locations where the sweepers might be found.
> However, I also found that this grouper is not always found with
> sweepers so if there is an association of some sort it is not
> obligatory. Another possibility is that the grouper is specialized
> in some way to feed upon Parapriacanthus or similar fishes.
> On Dec 10, 2007, at 11:24 AM, coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> > Looking for information about the association between
> > groupers and sweepers (Michael Arvedlund)
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