This work, within the CRESCIBLUREEF project, focuses on the biodiversity of the coralligenous bioconstructions off Marzamemi (SE Sicily, Ionian Sea), aiming at better understanding which taxa inhabit the build-up and their possible contribution to the framework’s formation. Soft and calcareous algae together with the erect bryozoan Margaretta cereoides form a canopy at the surface of the structure. Bryozoans are the species-richest taxon, mostly with Celleporina caminata and encrusting species. Serpulids are less diversified but some species, such as Josephella marenzelleri are very abundant. Sponges, foraminifers, molluscs, crustaceans, brachiopods and hydrozoans are subordinate.

Epibiont biodiversity associated with the Coralligenous: the case of a columnar build-up at 36 m depth off Marzamemi (SE Sicily, Ionian Sea)

Gemma DONATO;ROSSO A.;SANFILIPPO R.;SCIUTO F.;SERIO D.;LEONARDI R.;VIOLA A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

This work, within the CRESCIBLUREEF project, focuses on the biodiversity of the coralligenous bioconstructions off Marzamemi (SE Sicily, Ionian Sea), aiming at better understanding which taxa inhabit the build-up and their possible contribution to the framework’s formation. Soft and calcareous algae together with the erect bryozoan Margaretta cereoides form a canopy at the surface of the structure. Bryozoans are the species-richest taxon, mostly with Celleporina caminata and encrusting species. Serpulids are less diversified but some species, such as Josephella marenzelleri are very abundant. Sponges, foraminifers, molluscs, crustaceans, brachiopods and hydrozoans are subordinate.
Macroalgae, bioconstruction, benthic assemblages, threatened ecosystem, Mediterranean Sea
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