Coexistence of nine anemonefish species: differential host and habitat utilization, size and recruitment

  title={Coexistence of nine anemonefish species: differential host and habitat utilization, size and recruitment},
  author={J. Elliott and R. N. Mariscal},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Abstract The region of Madang, Papua New Guinea, has the highest reported species diversity of both anemonefishes (nine species) and their host anemones (ten species). To determine which factors may allow so many anemonefish species to coexist at this location, we studied their patterns of distribution, abundance, and recruitment. Population surveys at three replicate reef sites within four zones situated at varying distances from the mainland (nearshore, mid-lagoon, outer barrier, and offshore… Expand
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