About the Authors

Camilo Mora, Derek P. Tittensor
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Marah Hardt, Stuart A. Sandin
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Arturo Ayala Bocos, Héctor Reyes Bonilla
Departamento de Biologia Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, México

Paula M. Ayotte, Marc-Olivier Nadon, Ivor Williams
University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Paula M. Ayotte, Marc-Olivier Nadon, Ivor Williams
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Stuart Banks
Marine Research and Conservation, Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Andrew G. Bauman, David A. Feary, Paolo Usseglio
Institute for Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Andrew G. Bauman, Joshua E. Cinner, Nicholas A. J. Graham, Morgan S. Pratchett
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Maria Beger
Commonwealth Centre for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, The School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sandra Bessudo, German Soler
Fundación Malpelo y Otros Ecosistemas Marinos, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

David J. Booth, David A. Feary
School of the Environment, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Eran Brokovich, Yossi Loya
Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Andrew Brooks
Coastal Research Center, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Pascale Chabanet
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Reunion Island, France

Jorge Cortés
Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Juan J. Cruz-Motta
Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

Amilcar Cupul Magaña
Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, México

Edward E. DeMartini
Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Edward E. DeMartini
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States of America

Graham J. Edgar, Rick Stuart-Smith
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia

Sebastian C. A. Ferse
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany

Alan M. Friedlander, Paolo Usseglio
Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Kevin J. Gaston
Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Charlotte Gough
Blue Ventures, London, United Kingdom

Alison Green
The Nature Conservancy, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Hector Guzman
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama

Michel Kulbicki
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, c/o Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France

Yves Letourneur, Laurent Wantiez
Laboratoire Insulaire du Vivant et de L'environnement, Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia

Yves Letourneur
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Marine, Université de La Réunion, Saint-Denis Messageries, France

Andres López Pérez
Instituto de Recursos, Universidad del Mar, Oaxaca, Mexico

Michel Loreau
Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Camilo Martinez
Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo, Quito, Ecuador

Ismael Mascareñas-Osorio
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Tau Morove
Papua New Guinea Marine Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea

Yohei Nakamura
Graduate School of Kuroshio Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Gustavo Paredes
Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y Conservación del Golfo de California, San Diego, California, United States of America

Nicholas V. C. Polunin
Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Fernando Rivera
Instituto Nazca de Investigaciones Marinas, Quito, Ecuador

Enric Sala
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, Blanes, Spain

Enric Sala
National Geographic Society, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Emmanuel Tessier
Réserve Naturelle Marine de La Réunion, Reunion Island, France

Derek P. Tittensor
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Derek P. Tittensor
Microsoft Research Computational Science Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mark Tupper
The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia

Laurent Vigliola
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia

Laurent Wantiez
Aquarium des Lagons, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia

Shaun K. Wilson
Marine Science Program, Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, Western Australia, Australia

Fernando A. Zapata
Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Corresponding Author

moracamilo@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: C Mora KJG. Performed the experiments: C Mora. Analyzed the data: C Mora ML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: C Mora OAO AAB PMA S Banks AGB MB S Bessudo DJB EB AB PC JEC JC JJCM ACM EED GJE DAF SCAF AMF CG NAG AG HMG MH MK Y Letourneur ALP Y Loya C Martinez IMO TM MON YN GP NVCP MSP HRB FR ES SAS GS RSS ET DPT MT PU LV LW IW SKW FAZ. Wrote the paper: C Mora OAO AAB PMA S Banks AGB MB S Bessudo DJB EB AB PC JEC JC JJCM ACM EED GJE DAF SCAF AMF KJG CG NAG AG HMG MH MK Y Letourneur ALP ML Y Loya C Martinez IMO TM MON YN GP NVCP MSP HRB FR ES SAS GS RSS ET DPT MT PU LV LW IW SKW FAZ.