Specialization boosts reef fish functional diversity

Mariana G. Bender, Osmar J. Luiz

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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
Issue numberFebruary
Early online date1 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


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