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Bioerosion of reef calcium carbonate by parrotfish can range from 1017.7186.3 kg/yr (0.410.07 m/yr) for Chlorurus gibbus and 23.63.4 kg/yr (9.7 10-1.3×E-3m/yr) for C.sordidus. Average scraped area of Chlorurus gibbus 170+/-18mm2×bite-1, 1615+/-61×E3bite-1×a-1, corresponds to 1018kg×Individuum-1×a-1;

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