Competitive interactions for shelter between invasive Pacific red lionfish and native Nassau grouper

  title={Competitive interactions for shelter between invasive Pacific red lionfish and native Nassau grouper},
  author={Wendel W. Raymond and Mark A. Albins and Timothy J. Pusack},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
The invasive Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) poses a threat to western Atlantic and Caribbean coral reef systems. Lionfish are small-bodied predators that can reduce the abundance and diversity of native fishes via predation. Additionally, native predators or competitors appear to have a negligible effect on similarly sized lionfish. Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) are a regionally endangered, large predator found throughout lionfish’s invasive range. Because lionfish and Nassau… CONTINUE READING
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