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Predation of the Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum Philippi on Living Coral
Rolf P. M. Bak and Guillaume van Eys
Vol. 20, No. 2 (1975), pp. 111-115
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4215135
Page Count: 5
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On the coral reefs of Curaçao and Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) the sea urchin Diadema antillarum is a major coral predator. In areas with high coral cover, up to 8.2% of the Diadema population (with a density of 8.5 animals/m2) was feeding on living coral surfaces at night. Acropora species are the most heavily attacked corals.
Oecologia © 1975 Springer