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Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs?

Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf... Reef sites Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs? Over the last 30 years, Tubas- traea spp. has acquired the status of one of the most effective invasive species in the western Atlantic Ocean causing impacts in community structure, mortality of native corals, and the predation of both fish and invertebrate lar- va, with presumed effects on fishing yields (Creed et al. 2017; Miranda et al. 2018). During sampling for the Mar- ine Biodiversity of Yucatan Fig. 1 a Barrel sponge Xestopongia muta (Schmidt, 1870) showing its vertical walls and crests, a suitable habitat for (BDMY) project, seventy-nine Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1829 colonization; b Tubastraea coccinea polyps on Xestospongia muta wall. Note at right sites on six reef areas at Cayos and superior side of coral the presence of one Pyuridae Ascidiacea Oeste were surveyed during more than 320 team dives. One 10 polyp colony of Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1829 was recorded at Banco Obispo Sur; (20.42535 N/92.22692 W) at a depth of approximately 15 m. It was recorded deeply encrusted on the vertical outer wall of the barrel sponge Xestopongia muta (Schmidt, 1870) without any visible indication http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Coral Reefs Springer Journals

Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs?

Coral Reefs , Volume 37 (3) – Jun 2, 2018

Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs?

Abstract

Reef sites Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs? Over the last 30 years, Tubas- traea spp. has acquired the status of one of the most effective invasive species in the western Atlantic Ocean causing impacts in community structure, mortality of native corals, and the predation of both fish and invertebrate lar- va, with presumed effects on fishing yields (Creed et al. 2017; Miranda et al. 2018). During...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Oceanography
ISSN
0722-4028
eISSN
1432-0975
DOI
10.1007/s00338-018-1706-x
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Abstract

Reef sites Record of Tubastraea coccinea on Xestospongia barrel sponge: a new threat to Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico reefs? Over the last 30 years, Tubas- traea spp. has acquired the status of one of the most effective invasive species in the western Atlantic Ocean causing impacts in community structure, mortality of native corals, and the predation of both fish and invertebrate lar- va, with presumed effects on fishing yields (Creed et al. 2017; Miranda et al. 2018). During sampling for the Mar- ine Biodiversity of Yucatan Fig. 1 a Barrel sponge Xestopongia muta (Schmidt, 1870) showing its vertical walls and crests, a suitable habitat for (BDMY) project, seventy-nine Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1829 colonization; b Tubastraea coccinea polyps on Xestospongia muta wall. Note at right sites on six reef areas at Cayos and superior side of coral the presence of one Pyuridae Ascidiacea Oeste were surveyed during more than 320 team dives. One 10 polyp colony of Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1829 was recorded at Banco Obispo Sur; (20.42535 N/92.22692 W) at a depth of approximately 15 m. It was recorded deeply encrusted on the vertical outer wall of the barrel sponge Xestopongia muta (Schmidt, 1870) without any visible indication

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Coral ReefsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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