Robustness of size measurement in soft corals

  title={Robustness of size measurement in soft corals},
  author={Micaela A Hellstr{\"o}m and John A. H. Benzie},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Accurate colony size measurement in soft-bodied sessile aquatic invertebrates is more difficult than in hard corals because of the variable state of the hydroskeleton in the former. The present study examined variation in colony height, oral disc diameter and basal circumference in three species of soft coral of different morphological types (Sarcophyton elegans, Sinularia flexibilis and Dendronephthya sp.) over a 24-h period. Individual colonies changed considerably in size over this period… CONTINUE READING
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