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The invasion of the azooxanthellate coral Tubastraea (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae) throughout the world: history, pathways and vectors
In this review, we describe the history, pathways and vectors of the biological invasion of the azooxanthellate coral Tubastraea (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae) throughout the world. In order to doExpand
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Impact of air exposure on the photobiology and biochemical profile of an aggressive intertidal competitor, the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum
Abstract The colonization of intertidal habitats is a challenging process. During low tide, many photosynthetic organisms, including symbiotic zoanthids, can be partially exposed to air elicitingExpand
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The role of competition in the phase shift to dominance of the zoanthid Palythoa cf. variabilis on coral reefs.
Phase shift phenomena are becoming increasingly common. However, they are also opportunities to better understand how communities are structured. In Southwest Atlantic coral reefs, a shift to theExpand
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Effects of the alien coral Tubastraea tagusensis on native coral assemblages in a southwestern Atlantic coral reef
Abstract The alien coral Tubastraea spp. has invaded Atlantic coral reefs since 1940s, but their effects on native coral assemblages are poorly understood. In this study the effects on coralExpand
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Evidence of a phase shift toEpizoanthus gabrieliCarlgreen, 1951 (Order Zoanthidea) and loss of coral cover on reefs in the Southwest Atlantic
There is at present a ‘coral reef crisis’; one of the more drastic consequences of this is a phase shift, in which reef-building corals are replaced by non-reef building benthos such as macroalgaeExpand
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Effect of Phase Shift from Corals to Zoantharia on Reef Fish Assemblages
Consequences of reef phase shifts on fish communities remain poorly understood. Studies on the causes, effects and consequences of phase shifts on reef fish communities have only been considered forExpand
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Contrasting Light Spectra Constrain the Macro and Microstructures of Scleractinian Corals
The morphological plasticity of scleractinian corals can be influenced by numerous factors in their natural environment. However, it is difficult to identify in situ the relative influence of aExpand
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Photobiology of the zoanthid Zoanthus sociatus in intertidal and subtidal habitats
Intertidal environments are boundaries between marine and terrestrial ecosystems that are subject to rapid fluctuations across tidal cycles. This study investigates, for the first time, theExpand
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Use of the video transect method for characterizing the Itacolomis reefs, eastern Brazil
The video-transect method consists of a field survey performed with a video-camera along a line of fixed length, with the registered images further analyzed using a computer. This method wasExpand
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Marginal coral reefs show high susceptibility to phase shift.
Phase shift, resulting from coral reef degradation, has been frequently recorded on reefs in optimal conditions, while marginal reefs were considered more resistant due to few records. Noting theExpand
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