Distribution and morphological variation of the bryozoan Pentapora fascialis (Cheilostomata) along the western coast of Italy

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dc.contributor.author Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.
dc.contributor.author Lombardi, C.
dc.contributor.author Porter, Joanne S.
dc.contributor.author Cocito, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-21T11:27:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-21T11:27:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-04
dc.identifier.citation Occhipinti-Ambrogi , A , Lombardi , C , Porter , J S & Cocito , S 2008 , ' Distribution and morphological variation of the bryozoan Pentapora fascialis (Cheilostomata) along the western coast of Italy ' Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK , vol 88 , no. 4 , pp. 711-717 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-7769
dc.identifier.other PURE: 102512
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2313
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2313
dc.description Lombardi, C., Cocito, S., Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A., Porter, J. S. (2008). Distribution and morphological variation of the bryozoan Pentapora fascialis (Cheilostomata) along the western coast of Italy  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 88, (4), 711-717 IMPF: 01.06 RONO: 00 en
dc.description.abstract Bathymetric range, substrate, colony density, colony size, and some zoarial features (form of the colony and branches) of the carbonate reef building cheilostome bryozoan Pentapora fascialis (Pallas) were recorded from 15 localities along the western coast of Italy. A wide range in the depth distribution of colonies was observed (11 to 60 m). Colonies occurred on several different types of substrate including gorgonians, sponges, bedrock and rock boulders, in current swept areas. Density was approximately 1 colony/m2. The most frequent colony size-class was 10 to 20 cm in diameter and was typically found growing epizoically on gorgonians. Ellipsoidal colony forms with expanded, foliaceous laminae were characteristic of larger colonies; these frequently grew on rock substrates. Subspherical colonies with a diameter less than 20 cm grew as epizoans and had a narrow branches structure. This information will help to inform decisions on taxonomic discrepancies within the Pentaporidae. In addition the data provide a useful baseline for the future estimation of a carbonate budget in the region. en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK en
dc.title Distribution and morphological variation of the bryozoan Pentapora fascialis (Cheilostomata) along the western coast of Italy en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315408001525
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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