|Epiphytic bryozoans on Neptune grass - a sample-based data set|
In: ZooKeys. Pensoft: Sofia. ISSN 1313-2989; e-ISSN 1313-2970
Bryozoa [WoRMS]; Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile, 1813 [WoRMS]
Epiphytism; biofouling; seagrass; Bryozoa; biodiversity; sample-baseddata set; ecological traits; Mediterranean Sea
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- Lepoint, G.
- Heughebaert, A.
- Michel, L.N.
The seagrass Posidonia oceanica L. Delile, commonly known as Neptune grass, is an endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea. It hosts a distinctive and diverse epiphytic community, dominated by various macroalgal and animal organisms. Mediterranean bryozoans have been extensively studied but quantitative data assessing temporal and spatial variability have rarely been documented. In Lepoint et al. (2014a) occurrence and abundance data of epiphytic bryozoan communities on leaves of P. oceanica inhabiting Revellata Bay (Corsica, Mediterranean Sea) were reported and trophic ecology of Electra Gautier assessed.