Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 2016 Jan 20;179:57-63. Epub 2015 Aug 20.
Department of Environmental Science, University of California, Riverside, 2258 Geology, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
Dietary specialists tend to be less susceptible to the effects of chemical defenses produced by their prey compared to generalist predators that feed upon a broader range of prey species. While many researchers have investigated the ability of insects to detoxify dietary allelochemicals, little research has been conducted in marine ecosystems. We investigated metabolic detoxification pathways in three species of butterflyfishes: the hard coral specialist feeder, Chaetodon multicinctus, and two generalist feeders, Chaetodon auriga and Chaetodon kleinii. Read More