Direct evaluation of macroalgal removal by herbivorous coral reef fishes

  title={Direct evaluation of macroalgal removal by herbivorous coral reef fishes},
  author={C. S. Mantyka and David R Bellwood},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Few studies have examined the relative functional impacts of individual herbivorous fish species on coral reef ecosystem processes in the Indo-Pacific. This study assessed the potential grazing impact of individual species within an inshore herbivorous reef fish assemblage on the central Great Barrier Reef (GBR), by determining which fish species were able to remove particular macroalgal species. Transplanted multiple-choice algal assays and remote stationary underwater digital video cameras… CONTINUE READING
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