Cleaner Fish Drives Local Fish Diversity on Coral Reefs

  title={Cleaner Fish Drives Local Fish Diversity on Coral Reefs},
  author={Alexandra S Grutter and Jan Maree Murphy and J.Howard Choat},
  journal={Current Biology},
Coral reefs are one of the most diverse habitats in the world, yet our understanding of the processes affecting their biodiversity is limited. At the local scale, cleaner fish are thought to have a disproportionate effect, in relation to their abundance and size, on the activity of many other fish species, but confirmation of this species' effect on local fish diversity has proved elusive. The cleaner fish Labroides dimidiatus has major effects on fish activity patterns and may indirectly… CONTINUE READING
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