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Ecology of the encrusting sponge Desmapsamma anchorata
Sponges are a prominent component of the invertebrate fauna of Caribbean reefs. This study describes various aspects of the ecology of the demosponge Desmapsamma anchorata, Carter 1882, off southwest Puerto Rico. The ...
Effects of sedimentation on the distribution and ecology of the reef zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum
Palythoa caribaeorum is a common zoanthid on Caribbean coral reefs. The present study determines different aspects of the ecology of this zoanthid in various coral reefs (Enrique, Media Luna, El Corral and San Cristóbal) ...
Population ecology of the demosponge Amphimedon compressa
The population ecology of Amphimedon compressa was investigated at La Parguera, Southwest coast of Puerto Rico. A preliminary survey on the distribution, abundance and population size-structure of this sponge was initially ...
Phenotypic and genetic variability in the octocoral Plexaura flexuosa
Clonal marine organisms exhibit high levels of morphological variation. Morphological variation may be a response to environmental factors but also they can be attributed to genetic factors. In this study, we examined ...