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1 December 2002 Observations on Microhabitat Utilization by Three Widely Distributed Neotropical Gobies of the Genus Elacatinus
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The family Gobiidae is the largest family of marine fishes, yet microhabitats of most gobies are poorly known. We sampled different coral reef macrohabitats from Jamaica and Grand Cayman to identify microhabitats occupied by three species of the genus Elacatinus. Elacatinus gemmatus and Elacatinus pallens were found in association with burrows created by the chiton, Choneplax lata. Between island differences in microhabitats occupied by Elacatinus dilepis could represent a shift because of reef degradation in Jamaica.

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Michael S. Taylor and James L. Van Tassell "Observations on Microhabitat Utilization by Three Widely Distributed Neotropical Gobies of the Genus Elacatinus," Copeia 2002(4), 1134-1136, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[1134:OOMUBT]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 17 May 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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