Parrot Fish – The large Herbivores of Sea helps to keep Coral Reef Healthy

Scientific India|March - April 2020

Parrot Fish – The large Herbivores of Sea helps to keep Coral Reef Healthy
Healthy coral reefs are important for maintaining the biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystem.
Monikandon S, Kalaiarasan M and Neethiselvan N

Coral ecosystem provide spawning habitat, food and shelter to the fish juveniles. The reef ecosystem provide nursery and matting grounds for numerous species of fishes. In terms of biodiversity, it is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and the varieties of species living on the coral ecosystem is greater than any other shallow marine ecosystem. It provides a home for more than 4,000 species of fishes.

Other Value of Corals

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