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Shepherd et al. 2018


scientific article | Bull Mar Sci

Ephemeral aggregation of the benthic ctenophore Lyrocteis imperatoris on a mesophotic coral ecosystem in the Philippines

Shepherd B, Pinheiro HT, Rocha LA



Abstract

We found the uncommon benthic ctenophore, Lyrocteis imperatoris, in densities of up to 12 individuals per square meter on mesophotic ecosystems in the Philippines over three sequential years. In 2017, however, only a few individuals were found. Further study is needed to determine the cause of the decline in population.

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Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
85- 110 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
3 x (total of 510 words)

Fields
Disturbances
Biodiversity

Focusgroups
Other invertebrates

Locations
Philippines

Platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather

Author profiles
Bart Shepherd ( 4 pubs)
Hudson Pinheiro ( 8 pubs)
Luiz Rocha ( 9 pubs)