A field study of fish predation on juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish

@article{Sweatman2004AFS,
  title={A field study of fish predation on juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish},
  author={H. Sweatman},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={47-53}
}
To test whether commercially exploited fishes could regulate populations of crown-of-thorns starfish, laboratory reared juvenile Acanthaster planci were planced on small habitat units in an area of a lagoon where a number of species of fish that feed on benthic invertebrates occurred. Predators were excluded from half the units using wire mesh. In 35 days, losses were low and there was no statistically significant difference between caged and uncaged units. A difference in mortality rate of 1… Expand

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