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January 27, 2012
Parrotfish mediation in coral mortality and bioerosion by the encrusting, excavating sponge Cliona tenuis

Abstract The parrotfish Sparisoma viride often grazes live coral from edges undermined by the Caribbean encrusting and excavating sponge Cliona tenuis. To test whether parrotfish biting action has an effect on the dynamics of the sponge–coral interaction, we manipulated access of parrotfishes to the sponge–coral border in two species of massive corals. When parrotfish had […]