R. Mehrotra

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Diving-related tourism is known to contribute both directly and indirectly to reef degradation around the globe, including Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand. Of the known publications on reef threats at Koh Tao, only three mention the effects of highly abundant coral predators. The present study combines results of a nine-year(More)
Consumption of salps (Tunicata: Thaliacea) by corals, including the octocoral Anthomastus bathyproctus (Gili et al. 2006) as well as mushroom corals (Fungiidae) in the South China Sea (Hoeksema and Waheed 2012), has only recently been reported in the scientific literature. These fungiids used their large oral disc to capture salps and transport them to the(More)
The corallivorous Crown of Thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, has contributed greatly to the decline of coral coverage in reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region (reviewed in Pratchett et al. 2014). To date, little information is available on the reproductive timing and controlling factors for A. planci, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere (Bos et(More)
BACKGROUND The family Phyllanthaceae has a predominantly pantropical distribution. Of its several genera, Bridelia Willd. is of a special interest because it has disjunct equally distributed species in Africa and tropical Asia i.e. 18-20 species in Africa-Madagascar (all endemic) and 18 species in tropical Asia (some shared with Australia). On the basis of(More)
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