Biodiversity patterns in Mediterranean coralligenous outcrops

 

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General overview of the benthic seascape at Diaclasa, Algeciras. Major species are: Astroides calycularis (orange azooxanthellate scleractinian coral), Paramuricea clavata (red gorgonian), Eunicella singularis (withe gorgonian), Pentapora fascialis (orange bryozoan). Note the green color due to high productivity and nutrient concentrations of the water column in Algeciras bay. Depth: 20-25 m. Photograph by Juan Carlos CalvĂ­n.

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