New record of a corallivorous gastropod in South Atlantic coral reefs

@article{Souza2011NewRO,
  title={New record of a corallivorous gastropod in South Atlantic coral reefs},
  author={G. B. G. Souza and I. Cruz and F. P. Santos and P. M. Meirelles},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={1061}
}
  • G. B. G. Souza, I. Cruz, +1 author P. M. Meirelles
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Coral Reefs
  • Corallivory can play a significant controlling role on coralpopulation dynamics. Over 160 species have been reportedto consume scleractinian corals, including 51 species ofinvertebrate corallivores (i.e., annelids, arthropods, echino-derms and mollusks; Rotjan and Lewis 2008). Despite theirdiversity and key ecological role, little is known about theirfeeding activity, and their role in regulating coral populationshas probably been underestimated. Coral reefs of Brazil harborthe highest reef… CONTINUE READING

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