Data from: Predation risk, resource quality, and reef structural complexity shape territoriality in a coral reef herbivore

Laura B. Catano, Bridgette K. Gunn, Megan C. Kelley & Deron E. Burkepile
For many species securing territories is important for feeding and reproduction. Factors such as competition, habitat availability, and male characteristics can influence an individual’s ability to establish and maintain a territory. The risk of predation can have an important influence on feeding and reproduction; however, few have studied its effect on territoriality. We investigated territoriality in a haremic, polygynous species of coral reef herbivore, Sparisoma aurofrenatum (redband parrotfish), across eight reefs in the Florida Keys...
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