Incursion of the killer sponge Terpios hoshinota Rützler & Muzik, 1993 on the coral reefs of the Lakshadweep archipelago, Arabian Sea

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Rocktim Ramen Das
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9492-9571
Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4161-5648
Gopi Mohan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0930-2681
Kottarathil Rajendran Abhilash
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4542-8516
Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6441-0127
Purvaja Ramachandran
Ramesh Ramachandran

Abstract

Our study documents the outbreak of a coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota in the coral reefs of Lakshadweep archipelago and highlights that it has further extended its territory into the isolated atolls of Arabian Sea and maybe a growing threat to the existing coral reefs in the region.


 

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Das, R.R., Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, Gopi Mohan, Kottarathil Rajendran Abhilash, Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel, Purvaja Ramachandran and Ramesh Ramachandran 2020. Incursion of the killer sponge Terpios hoshinota Rützler & Muzik, 1993 on the coral reefs of the Lakshadweep archipelago, Arabian Sea. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 14 (Oct. 2020), 17009–17013. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5790.12.14.17009-17013.
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