|First record of Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) (Polychaeta, Serpulidae) on Southeastern Brazillian coast: new biofouler and free to live without corals?|
Skinner, L.F.; Tenório, A.A.; Penha, F.L.; Soares, D.C. (2012). First record of Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) (Polychaeta, Serpulidae) on Southeastern Brazillian coast: new biofouler and free to live without corals? Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences 7(3): 117-124
In: Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences. PanamJAS: Montevideo. ISSN 1809-9009
Serpulidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
christmas tree worm, tubeworms, marine fouling, introduced species, marine activities
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- Skinner, L.F.
- Tenório, A.A.
- Penha, F.L.
- Soares, D.C.
The serpulid Spirobranchus giganteus is recorded by first time at Arraial do Cabo, Southeastern Brazilian coast, with two important observations of its biology and dispersal: is the first time that this species is recorded living without coral association and the possibility to disperse and colonize new areas as part of biofouling. Until the present, we do not know if this species will spread or disappear in the region, so monitoring dives are needed to follow its distribution.