[Coral-List] Tubastraea micranthus in Gulf of Mexico
data at agrra.org
Wed Feb 6 13:52:38 EST 2013
Paul Sammarco reported on /Tubastraea micranthus/ being discovered on
oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in his paper which he announced on this
list back in August of 2010.
Sammarco, P.W., S.A. Porter, and S.D. Cairns. 2010. A new coral
species introduced into the Atlantic Ocean - /Tubastraea
micranthus/(Ehrenberg 1834) (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia):
An invasive threat? Aquatic Invasions 5 (2): 131-140.
My question to the readers of this list is about the current status of
this exotic species in the tropical western Atlantic. Has it been
reported on additional oil rig platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico?
Have any sightings of this species been documented beyond the initially
discovered invasion site? Does anybody have photos of this species /in
situ/ outside of its naturally occurring range?
Thanks in advance for any replies.
AGRRA Data Manager
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