Groups of roving midnight parrotfish (Scarus coelestinus) prey on sergeant major damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis) nests

@article{Adam2016GroupsOR,
  title={Groups of roving midnight parrotfish (Scarus coelestinus) prey on sergeant major damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis) nests},
  author={Thomas C. Adam and Megan C. Kelley and Benjamin I. Ruttenberg and Deron E Burkepile},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={11-12}
}
Parrotfish are key herbivores on coral reefs that can exert strong top-down control on algae, yet their unique jaws allow them to feed on a wide variety of substrates, and many larger species are important bioeroders and invertebrate predators (Bonaldo et al. 2014). Like other species of large-bodied parrotfishes, midnight parrotfish (Scarus coelestinus) are relatively rare throughout much of their range, but can be locally abundant in places where they are not fished. Where abundant, midnight… CONTINUE READING

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