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Abstract

4 different social types were found in 21 pomacentrid fish of the Red Sea. Eco- and ethological factors are linked with each social type. Species of one type are ecologically similarly specialized. A hypothetical flow diagram describes the influence of independant environmental factors on several behavioural aspects and the social type. The social types are independant of taxonomic relationships. Several species are able to live in different social types due to differences in local environmental settings.