Coral Reefs

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 352–356 | Cite as

“Sublethal effects of coral bleaching on an obligate coral feeding butterflyfish”

  • M. S. Pratchett
  • S. K. Wilson
  • M. L. Berumen
  • M. I. McCormick


Chaetodon lunulatus Disturbance Hepatocyte vacuolation Resource depletion Physiological condition 



The authors are grateful to Oki Prajaksumi, who provided fish for histological examination in March 2002, and to Andrew Hoey and Josiah Pitt who assisted with all field collections. This study was funded by a Sturgis Fellowship awarded to MLB, as well as internal funding from James Cook University awarded to MSP. Andrew Baird, Eric Taylor, Geoffrey Jones, Joshua Madin, and two anonymous referees provided comments that greatly improved this manuscript. This is contribution number 73 from the Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, and contribution 198 of the Coral Ecology Group at James Cook University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Pratchett
    • 1
  • S. K. Wilson
    • 1
  • M. L. Berumen
    • 1
  • M. I. McCormick
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, School of Marine Biology and AquacultureJames Cook University of North QueenslandTownsvilleAustralia

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