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dc.contributor.authorPurser, A. (Autun)es_ES
dc.contributor.authorOrejas, C. (Covadonga) es_ES
dc.contributor.authorMoje, A. (Annika)es_ES
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, L. (Laurenz)es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T09:49:54Z
dc.date.available2014-08-11T09:49:54Z
dc.date.issued2014es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/1804
dc.description.abstractBalanophyllia europaea is an endemic Mediterranean sublittoral zooxanthellate solitary coral. Given the broad distribution of the species throughout many areas of the Mediterranean surprisingly little is known of preferred habitat niches or susceptibility of the species to environmental change. In this study we investigated in the laboratory the net prey capture rates of the coral achievable under a range of flow velocities (2.5, 5, 7.5 and 15 cm s−1) and under exposure to different suspended particulate concentrations (0, 7.3 and 170 mg l−1). In recirculation flumes we simulated both commonly occurring and the occasionally high flow velocities and various suspended particulate concentrations reported from the Gulf of Lions (north-west Mediterranean). We then delivered ca 500 A. salina nauplii l−1 as food (Artemia salina nauplii) to the flumes and monitored net prey capture over time. We found net prey capture rates by the species to be highest under flow velocities of 5 cm s−1, with 230 µg C coral individual−1 h−1 achieved. The presence or absence of even environmentally high particulate concentrations (up to 170 mg l−1 resuspended seabed material) did not significantly affect the net prey capture rates achieved by the coral polyps. We found that net prey capture in Balanophyllia europaea is not inhibited during periods of heavy particle exposure, as has been observed in other temperate scleractinian corals. Also, flow velocities of ca ~5 s−1 appear to be optimal for maximum net prey capture by the species.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Españaes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/es_ES
dc.subjecttemperatura coralen_US
dc.subjectcup coralen_US
dc.subjectnet prey captureen_US
dc.subjectGulf of Lionsen_US
dc.subjectMediterraneanen_US
dc.subjectparticulate exposureen_US
dc.subjectflow ratesen_US
dc.subjectScleractiniaen_US
dc.titleThe influence of flow velocity and suspended particulate concentration on net prey capture rates by the scleractinian coral Balanophyllia europaea (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae)en_US
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 94(4). 2014: 687-696es_ES
dc.description.versionVersión del editores_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Baleareses_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact1es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0025315414000046es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudyMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyWestern Mediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyGulf of Lionsen_US


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