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Bo et al. 2011


scientific article | Ital J Zool | open access

Coral assemblage off the Calabrian Coast (South Italy) with new observations on living colonies of Antipathes dichotoma

Bo M, Bavestrello G, Canese S, Giusti M, Angiolillo M, Cerrano C, Salvati E, Greco S



Abstract

The discovery of a small population of the black coral Antipathes dichotoma in the deep waters off the Calabrian coast (South Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea) is reported. The specimens have been photographed and a piece of colony has been collected with the aid of an ROV during an oceanographic cruise on board of the R/V Astrea of ICRAM, within the project Monitoring of the Calabrian Marine Biodiversity (MoBioMarCal). This finding completes the systematic picture of the oldest-described antipatharian species, giving an account of the living colonies and polyps, their cnidome and the habitat of the species, characterised by a rich and diverse coral community.

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Meta-data
Depth range
90- 132 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
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Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Antipatharia (Black Corals)

Locations
Italy - Tyrrhenian Sea

Platforms
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Author profiles
Marzia Bo ( 21 pubs)
Carlo Cerrano ( 12 pubs)