[Coral-List] Disease

shashank Keshavmurthy iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 9 19:39:13 EST 2006

Dear Victor and others

I feek it is very difficult to distinguish
between the effects of corallivores like Drupella
sp. and other infections.  Becasue many times we
may not see the presence of these predators as
they are continuously on move from one  coral to
another.  So when we dont see any of these
feeding on corals we may easily confuse it to
something else.  Visit this link,  

I have posted some photos of Acropora hyacinthus
and Acropora formosa infected and being infected
with Drupella.  Photos of A. hyacinthus looks
somoewhat similar to the one sent by Victor.
There is no presence of Drupella, but it is
Drupella infection.


"the role of infinitely small in nature is infinitely large"-Louis Pasteur                

Keshavmurthy Shashank
phD candidate
Kochi University, Graduate School of Kuroshio Science
Laboratory of Environmental Conservation
Otsu 200, Monobe, Nankoku-shi
783-8502, Kochi, Japan
alt. id: shashank at cc.kochi-u.ac.jp
phone: 81 090 8285 9012

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