Publications:

Ingrassia et al. 2016


scientific article | Marine Biodiversity

Black coral (Anthozoa, Antipatharia) forest near the western Pontine Islands (Tyrrhenian Sea)

Ingrassia M, Macelloni L, Bosman A, Chiocci F, Cerrano C, Martorelli E



Abstract

Dense aggregations of antipatharian corals have been discovered by means of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) photo-imaging off the western Pontine Islands (Central-Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). These black coral assemblages are mainly composed of Parantipathes larix and Leiopathes glaberrima . This discovery constitutes an update of their habitat distribution for the Mediterranean Sea and is relevant for the development of focused protection measures for the study area.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
130- 220 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
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Fields
Community structure
Ecology

Focusgroups
Antipatharia (Black Corals)

Locations
Italy - Tyrrhenian Sea

Platforms
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Author profiles
Carlo Cerrano ( 12 pubs)