Recovery of an endangered Caribbean coral from parrotfish predation

A large predation scar on Orbicella annularis coral from a Stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) Credit: Hannah Rempel Parrotfishes are abundant herbivores that primarily graze upon algae, which may indirectly benefit corals by mitigating coral-algae competition. At a local scale, management efforts to increase populations of parrotfishes are believed to be critically important to maintaining resilient, […]