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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 369–370 | Cite as

Possible interference competition involving established fish and a sun coral incursion

  • Damián MizrahiEmail author
  • Marcelo V. Kitahara
  • Andreia C. C. Barbosa
  • Augusto A. V. Flores
Oceanarium

Keywords

Coral Coloni Algal Turf Interference Competition Benthic Assemblage Rocky Habitat 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This is a contribution of the Research Centre for Marine Biodiversity of the University of São Paulo. Financial support: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (# 400614/2014-6).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damián Mizrahi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcelo V. Kitahara
    • 2
  • Andreia C. C. Barbosa
    • 1
  • Augusto A. V. Flores
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Biologia MarinhaUniversidade de São PauloSão SebastiãoBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto do MarUniversidade Federal de São PauloSantosBrazil

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