Coral reef fish

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A fish phylogeny.

An feeding guild classification:

  • Planktivores
  • Herbivores
  • Corallivores
  • General invertebrate feeders
  • Piscivores

Field task

Reef foodweb.

Your `hitlist' for today:

  • fusilier
  • damselfish (sergeant PLUS clownfish PLUS one)
  • butterflyfish
  • angelfish
  • parrotfish
  • surgeonfish or unicornfish
  • wrasse (cleaner PLUS one)
  • goby
  • pufferfish or boxfish
  • grouper
  • mackerel OR trevally


Please find and sketch one species of each group, and hand in a sheet of paper with your transferred sketches and IDs.