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Title: New depth record of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum for the Mediterranean
Authors: Knittweis, Leyla
Aguilar, Ricardo
Alvarez, Helena
Borg, Joseph A.
Evans, Julian
Garcia, Silvia
Schembri, Patrick J.
Keywords: Deep sea corals -- Mediterranean Sea
Coral colonies -- Mediterranean Sea
Scleractinia -- Mediterranean Sea
Black corals -- Mediterranean Sea
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: La Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée
Citation: Knittweis, L., Aguilar, R., Alvarez, H., Borg, J. A., Evans, J., Garcia, S., & Schembri, P. J. (2016). New depth record of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum for the Mediterranean - Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée 41. Monaco: La Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée. 467.
Abstract: Live colonies of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum have previously been recorded at depths of 600 -800 m in the Sicily Channel, but deep -water populations of this species remain poorly known. During a recent research expedition within the 25 nautical mile Fisheries Management Zone around the Maltese Islands, numerous colonies growing deeper than 800 m, down to depths of 1016 m were observed. These colonies were part of a diverse community of habitat -forming species of scleractinians, gorgonians and antipatharians.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/18340
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