ABSTRACT. Comparative analysis of the invasive coral Tubastraea spp. (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) on natural and artificial substrates at Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Exotic sun corals or cup corals (Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1829 and T. tagusensis Wells, 1982) have invaded sessile biological communities on rocky shores at Ilha Grande Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artificial structures (piers, docks or decks) were selected at four sites in Ilha Grande and compared with natural substrates on the adjacent roc…
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