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Why Are Lionfishes ( Pterois , Scorpaenidae ) So Rare In Their Native Ranges ?

  title={Why Are Lionfishes ( Pterois , Scorpaenidae ) So Rare In Their Native Ranges ?},
  author={Terry J. Donaldson and David Benavente and R D{\'i}az},
Rarity in tropical and subtropical coral reef fishes is an important ecological and biogeographical concept that has received little attention until recently. These studies have emphasized the relative lack of information about the processes that limit the distributions or abundances of rare species. This lack of information extends even to assumptions about ecological processes acting upon life history traits that may vary significantly from what might be seen in common species. Lionfishes… 

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