Data from: Mucus-secreting lips offer protection to suction-feeding corallivorous fishes

Video analysis of feeding strikes of Labropsis australis on coral

Two individual fishes were used in this analysis: La1 (as in Labropsis australis #1) and La2. Sequences may have 1 or multiple strikes.

These observations were made in an enclosed tank, and were filmed with a Sony RX100IV camera at either 500 or 1,000 frames per second. The duration of each phase was measured by counting the number of video frames in VLC and these values were subsequently converted to milliseconds (ms) by dividing them by 1 (if video was shot at 1,000 fps) or 0.5 (if video was shot at 500 fps). Corals fed to the wrasse were Acropora tenuis, Acropora spathulata, or an unidentified coral (Acropora sp.).

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    Video analysis of feeding strikes of Labropsis australis on coral

    Two individual fishes were used in this analysis: La1 (as in Labropsis australis #1) and La2. Sequences may have 1 or multiple strikes.

    These observations were made in an enclosed tank, and were filmed with a Sony RX100IV camera at either 500 or 1,000 frames per second. The duration of each phase was measured by counting the number of video frames in VLC and these values were subsequently converted to milliseconds (ms) by dividing them by 1 (if video was shot at 1,000 fps) or 0.5 (if video was shot at 500 fps). Corals fed to the wrasse were Acropora tenuis, Acropora spathulata, or an unidentified coral (Acropora sp.).

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  • Keywords
    • corallivory
    • Labridae
    • wrasses
    • fish lips
    • anatomy
    • ecomorphology
    • functional morphology
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    • 21109 - (James Cook University Research Activities) ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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    • 060807 - Animal Structure and Function
    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
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    • 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
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      Name Huertas, Victor, and Bellwood, David R. (2017) Mucus-secreting lips offer protection to suction-feeding corallivorous. Current Biology, 27 (11). R406-R407
    • URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.056
    • Notes Includes supplemental experimental procedures and video footage
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    Citation Huertas Martin, Victor (2020): Data from: Mucus-secreting lips offer protection to suction-feeding corallivorous fishes. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5f06585698376