1088 thumb Caribbean Coral Reef Food Web

A collection of species that form the base of a Caribbean coral reef food web.View this collection on the Encyclopedia of Life.

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Nassau grouper 1
Epinephelus striatus
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Caribbean reef shark 2
Carcharhinus perezii
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Gray snapper 3
Lutjanus griseus
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Bluehead 4
Thalassoma bifasciatum
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queen angelfish 5
Holacanthus ciliaris
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smooth trunkfish 1
Rhinesomus triqueter
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banded butterflyfish 1
Chaetodon striatus
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ocean surgeon 6
Acanthurus bahianus
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bearded fireworm 7
Hermodice carunculata
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King Helmet 8
Cassis tuberosa
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queen triggerfish 9
Balistes vetula
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Sargeant major 3
Abudefduf saxatilis
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long-spined sea urchin 10
Diadema antillarum
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symmetrical brain coral 11
Diploria strigosa
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scrawled filefish 9
Aluterus scriptus
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yellowtail damselfish 12
Microspathodon chrysurus
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midnight parrotfish 13
Scarus coelestinus
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Yellow goatfish 14
Mulloidichthys martinicus
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Yellow tube sponge 15
Aplysina fistularis
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fire corals 9
Millepora
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staghorn coral 16
Acropora cervicornis
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red algae 17
Rhodophyta
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red hind 2
Epinephelus guttatus
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Caribbean reef squid 18
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
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Trumpetfish 2
Aulostomus maculatus
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great barracuda 19
Sphyraena barracuda
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spotted eagle ray 1
Aetobatus narinari
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stoplight parrotfish 1
Sparisoma viride
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Puddingwife wrasse 2
Halichoeres radiatus
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Caribbean spiny lobster 20
Panulirus argus
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Giant Hermit Crab 11
Petrochirus diogenes
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Sponge brittle star 21
Ophiothrix suensoni
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Horse-eye jack 1
Caranx latus
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Green Turtle 22
Chelonia mydas
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brown algae 23
Phaeophyceae
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Tropical Silversides 1
Atherinomorus
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Squirrelfish 24
Holocentrus adscensionis
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Social feather duster 25
Bispira brunnea
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Sea Grape 26
Caulerpa racemosa
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Sea Lettuce 27
Ulva lactuca

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