Specialization boosts reef fish functional diversity

Mariana G. Bender, Osmar J. Luiz

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    Abstract

    Rapid evolution of morphological variations is shown to be linked to positions of coral reef fishes at trophic-web extremes. This finding suggests that current fishing practices on coral reefs that target top predators and seaweed-grazing fishes may undermine the potential for future species diversification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-154
    Number of pages2
    JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
    Volume3
    Issue numberFebruary
    Early online date1 Jan 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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    Bender, Mariana G. ; Luiz, Osmar J. / Specialization boosts reef fish functional diversity. In: Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2019 ; Vol. 3, No. February. pp. 153-154.
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    Specialization boosts reef fish functional diversity. / Bender, Mariana G.; Luiz, Osmar J.

    In: Nature Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 3, No. February, 02.2019, p. 153-154.

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