It Pays to Be Pushy: Intracohort Interference Competition between Two Reef Fishes

@inproceedings{McCormick2012ItPT,
  title={It Pays to Be Pushy: Intracohort Interference Competition between Two Reef Fishes},
  author={Mark I McCormick and Christine J. Weaver},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Competition is often most intense between similar sized organisms that have similar ecological requirements. Many coral reef fish species settle preferentially to live coral at the end of their larval phase where they interact with other species that recruited to the same habitat patch at a similar time. Mortality is high and usually selective and individuals must compete for low risk space. This study examined the competitive interactions between two species of juvenile damselfish and the… CONTINUE READING
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