Sexual reproductive effort in the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea ciavata

  title={Sexual reproductive effort in the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea ciavata},
  author={R. Coma and M. Zabala and J. Gili},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
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