[Coral-List] Bioerosion Rate

Jennie Mallela J.Mallela at mmu.ac.uk
Wed Apr 28 06:50:51 EDT 2004

HI James,

Fish base is a good place start to look at diets/habits of different fish species, it also gives
alot of other very relevant information.


The following references should also be a good starting point - I would also be interested in seeing
any other references people may have related to this subject (fish & bioerosion rates).



Bellwood, D., R. (1996). Production and reworking of sediment by parrotfishes (family Scaridae) of
the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Biology 125, 795-800.
Bellwood, D., R., Hoey, A, S., Choat, J, H. (2003). Limited functional redundancy in high diversity
systems: resilience and ecosystem function on coral reefs. Ecology Letters 6, 281-285.
Bellwood, D.R. & Choat, J.H. (1990). A functional analysis of grazing in parrotfishes (family
Scaridae): the ecological implications. Environmental Biology of Fishes 28, 189-214.
Bishop, G., A. (1975). Traces of predation. In The study of trace fossils: A sythesis of principles,
problems, and procedures, in Ichnology (ed R. Frey, W), pp. 261-281. New York: Springer Verlag.
Bruggemann, J.H., van Kessel, A.M., van Rooij, J.M., & Breeman, A.M. (1996). Bioerosion and sediment
ingestion by the Caribbean parrotfish Scarus vetula and Sparisoma viride: implications of fish size,
feeding mode and habitat use. Marine Ecolgy Progress Series 134, 59-71.
Conand, C., Chabanet, P., Cuet, P., & Letourneur, Y. (1997). The carbonate budget of a fringing reef
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Frydl, P. (1979). The effect of Parrotfish (Scaridae) on coral in Barbados, (W.I). Internationale
Revue der Gersmaten Hydobiologie 64, 737-748.
Frydl, P. & Stearn, C.W. (1978). Rate of bioerosion by parrotfish in Barabados Reef Environments.
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Glynn, p., w. (1997). Bioerosion and coral-reef growth: A dynamic balance. In Life and death of
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Gygi, R.A. (1975). Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre), the Stoplight Parrotfish, a major sediment
producer on coral reefs of Bermuda. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 327-359.
Kiene, W., E. (1988). A model of bioerosion on the Great Barrier Reef. Proceedings of the 6th
International Coral Reef Symposium, Australia 3, 449-454.
Miller, A.C. (1982). Effects of differential fish grazing on the community structure of an
intertidal reef flat at Enewatak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Pacific Science 36, 467-482.
Ogden, J., C. (1977). carbonate-sediment production by parrot fish and sea urchins on caribbean
reefs. In Reefs and related carbonates (ed S. Frost, H., Weiss, , M, P., Saunders, J, B.), pp.
281-288. Oklahoma: American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Risk, M.J. & Sammarco, P.W. (1982). Bioerosion of corals and the influence of Damselfish
territoriality: a preliminary study. Oecologia 52, 376-380.
Sammarco, P.W., Risk, M.J., & Rose, C. (1987). Effects of grazing and damselfish territoriality on
internal bioerosion of dead corals: indirect effects. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and
Ecology 112, 185-199.
Sheppard, C.R.C., Spalding, M., Bradshaw, C., & Wilson, S. (2002). Erosion vs recovery of coral
reefs after the 1998 El Nino: Chagos Reefs, Indian Ocean. Ambio 31, 40-48.
Tribollet, A., Decherf, G., Hutchings, P, A., Peyrot-Clausade, M. (2002). Large scale spatial
variability in bioerosion of experimental coral substrates on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia):
importance of microborers. Coral Reefs 21, 424-432.

Jennie Mallela
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