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Influence of open ocean nitrogen supply on the skeletal delta N-15 of modern shallow-water scleractinian corals
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2016)
The isotopic composition of skeleton-bound organic nitrogen in shallow-water scleractinian corals (hereafter, CS-delta N-15) is an emerging tool for studying the marine nitrogen cycle in the past. The CS-delta N-15 has ...
Description of the mitochondrial genome of the tree coral dendrophyllia arbuscula (anthozoa, scleractinia)
(Taylor & francis ltd, 2016)
Dendrophylliidae is one of the few monophyletic families within the Scleractinia that embraces zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate species represented by both solitary and colonial forms. Among the exclusively azooxanthellate ...
Possible interference competition involving established fish and a sun coral incursion
(Springer Heidelberg, 2017)
Another tool towards invasion? Polyp bail-out in Tubastraea coccinea
A polyp from nothing: The extreme regeneration capacity of the Atlantic invasive sun corals Tubastraea coccinea and T-tagusensis (Anthozoa, Scleractinia)
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2018)
The azooxanthellate sun corals Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis have invaded and dramatically changed rocky reef habitats along the Brazilian coast. Management of invaded areas has brought discussions on its potential ...
Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of Atlantic representatives of the invasive Pacific coral species Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae): Implications for species identification
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2016)
Members of the azooxanthellate coral genus Tubastraea are invasive species with particular concern because they have become established and are fierce competitors in the invaded areas in many parts of the world. Pacific ...
Overview of the order Zoantharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) in Brazil
(Springer Heidelberg, 2016)
Zoantharia (Hexacorallia) is an order of benthic cnidarians, which are known to play an important ecological role in many marine ecosystems. Although the order has a cosmopolitan distribution, including the tropical ...
The Naked Coral'' Hypothesis Revisited - Evidence for and Against Scleractinian Monophyly
(Public Library Science, 2014-04-16)
The relationship between Scleractinia and Corallimorpharia, Orders within Anthozoa distinguished by the presence of an aragonite skeleton in the former, is controversial. Although classically considered distinct groups, ...
Photosymbiosis and the expansion of shallow-water corals
(Amer Assoc Advancement Science, 2016)
Roughly 240 million years ago (Ma), scleractinian corals rapidly expanded and diversified across shallow marine environments. The main driver behind this evolution is uncertain, but the ecological success of modern ...