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Seasonal changes in the epifaunal community on the shallow-water gorgonian Melithaea flabellifera
Kumagai, N.H.; Aoki, M.N. (2003). Seasonal changes in the epifaunal community on the shallow-water gorgonian Melithaea flabellifera. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(6): 1221-1222
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Kumagai, N.H.
  • Aoki, M.N.

Abstract
    Periodic surveys of the subtidal epifaunal community on the gorgonian Melithaea flabellifera were conducted over a five year period at the Izu Peninsula, southern Japan. The occurrence patterns of epifaunal species on M. flabellifera were examined. The epifauna consisted of 16 species representing five phyla. The amphipod Incisocalliope symbioticus dominated (usually >80%) and occurred throughout the study.

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