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Research Article

Grouper as a Natural Biocontrol of Invasive Lionfish

  • Peter J. Mumby mail,

    p.j.mumby@uq.edu.au

    Affiliations: Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, Biosciences, Hatherly Laboratory, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

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  • Alastair R. Harborne,

    Affiliations: Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, Biosciences, Hatherly Laboratory, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel R. Brumbaugh

    Affiliations: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021510

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mistakes in Fig 2?

Posted by jbruno on 23 Jan 2013 at 20:58 GMT

I think there are two mistakes in Fig 2, but want to check to be sure I an interpreting it correctly.

First, the legend says lionfish density is plotted, but the Fig axis label says biomass: which is it?

Second, there are no "open squares" but I assume they are the four those in the upper left?

Thank you.

J Bruno

Competing interests declared: Im have done a similar study...

RE: mistakes in Fig 2?

pjmumby replied to jbruno on 24 Jan 2013 at 00:46 GMT

You're correct John. It is biomass on the y-axis (though an earlier figure presented density which gave the same outcome; we were asked to substitute density for biomass after final set of revision). We don't know what happened to the shading of the boxes, this seems to have been an error in the figure formating when processed by the journal and we were never given a set of reprints to check that. The original clearly shows the reserve sites but I'm afraid that doesn't help you.

No competing interests declared.