Distribution and prevalence of coral diseases in the Veracruz Reef System, Southern Gulf of Mexico.

@article{CarricartGanivet2011DistributionAP,
  title={Distribution and prevalence of coral diseases in the Veracruz Reef System, Southern Gulf of Mexico.},
  author={Juan P. Carricart-Ganivet and Aurora U. Beltr{\'a}n-Torres and Guillermo Horta-Puga},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2011},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={181-7}
}
Ten reefs of the Veracruz Reef System (VRS) were surveyed to evaluate the distribution and prevalence of diseases that affect stony corals. Total disease prevalence on corals in the VRS was 4.8%. Seven diseases affecting 6 coral genera (4 of which are the most abundant) were observed in 85.2% of the evaluated sites. As observed in other reefs of the Caribbean, dark spots disease had the highest prevalence (2.9%) and widest distribution. The incidence of disease showed a patchy distribution… CONTINUE READING

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