Heterogeneous and compensatory growth in Melithaea flabellifera (Octocorallia: Melithaeidae) in Japan

@article{Matsumoto2004HeterogeneousAC,
  title={Heterogeneous and compensatory growth in Melithaea flabellifera (Octocorallia: Melithaeidae) in Japan},
  author={A. K. Matsumoto},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={530-531},
  pages={389-397}
}
  • A. K. Matsumoto
  • Published 2004
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Melithaea flabellifera (Kükenthal, 1909) (Octocorallia, Gorgonacea), an endemic and predominant gorgonian in Japanese shallow waters, grows mostly in one plane and ramifies in a dichotomous way. The growth rates of all branches and of the colony were measured from photographs of tagged gorgonian corals for approximately 1 year from June 1995 to May 1996 on the western Pacific coast of Japan (34° 39′ N, 138° 56′ E). The most rapid growth occurred when the water temperature was less than 20 °C… CONTINUE READING
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