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Corallimorpharians are not "naked corals'': insights into relationships between Scleractinia and Corallimorpharia from phylogenomic analyses
(Peerj Inc, 2016)
Calcification is one of the most distinctive traits of scleractinian corals. Their hard skeletons form the substratum of reef ecosystems and confer on corals their remarkable diversity of shapes. Corallimorpharians are ...
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 ...
Another tool towards invasion? Polyp bail-out in Tubastraea coccinea
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Clone wars:asexual reproduction dominates in the invasive range of Tubastraea spp. (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the South-Atlantic Ocean
(Peerj Inc, 2017)
Although the invasive azooxanthellate corals Tubastraea coccinea and T. tagusensis are spreading quickly and outcompeting native species in the Atlantic Ocean, there is little information regarding the genetic structure ...
Possible interference competition involving established fish and a sun coral incursion
(Springer Heidelberg, 2017)