Tube worms and phytobenthic assemblages in three infralittoral and shallow circalittoral Mediterranean benthic communities developed between 5 and 35 m depth at Punta del Lazzaretto (Giglio Island, Central Thyrrenian sea) were investigated. Despite being three algae-dominated habitats, these displayed different covering both in terms of algal layers and algal morphologies, reflecting different structural organizations. Twenty-eight serpulid taxa have been reported, increasing both diversity and density values from most photophilic to most sciaphilous habitats. Multivariate analyses showed how algal thalli and tube worm assemblages were strongly correlated; substrata are influenced both physically and biologically, providing different conditions for tube worm settlement.

Casoli, E., Bonifazi, A., Ardizzone, G., Gravina, M.f. (2016). How algae influence sessile marine organisms: The tube worms case of study. ESTUARINE, COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 178, 12-20 [10.1016/j.ecss.2016.05.017].

How algae influence sessile marine organisms: The tube worms case of study

BONIFAZI, ANDREA;GRAVINA, MARIA FLAVIA
2016

Abstract

Tube worms and phytobenthic assemblages in three infralittoral and shallow circalittoral Mediterranean benthic communities developed between 5 and 35 m depth at Punta del Lazzaretto (Giglio Island, Central Thyrrenian sea) were investigated. Despite being three algae-dominated habitats, these displayed different covering both in terms of algal layers and algal morphologies, reflecting different structural organizations. Twenty-eight serpulid taxa have been reported, increasing both diversity and density values from most photophilic to most sciaphilous habitats. Multivariate analyses showed how algal thalli and tube worm assemblages were strongly correlated; substrata are influenced both physically and biologically, providing different conditions for tube worm settlement.
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Tube worms; Mediterranean Sea; Algal morphology; Sessile epibenthos; Infralittoral and circalittoral bottoms; Photophilic and sciaphilous communities
Casoli, E., Bonifazi, A., Ardizzone, G., Gravina, M.f. (2016). How algae influence sessile marine organisms: The tube worms case of study. ESTUARINE, COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 178, 12-20 [10.1016/j.ecss.2016.05.017].
Casoli, E; Bonifazi, A; Ardizzone, G; Gravina, Mf
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