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Preliminary observations of corallivorous Drupella cornus feeding aggregations at Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Haslam, V.M. and van Keulen, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-6235-5788 (2019) Preliminary observations of corallivorous Drupella cornus feeding aggregations at Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology . Online Early.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1071/PC18086
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Abstract

Predation by the corallivorous gastropod Drupella cornus is well studied in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, including Ningaloo Reef and the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. In 1983, Drupella was not found in the Pocillopora colonies of Rottnest Island (Black and Prince 1983), and there has only been one record of D. cornus on Rottnest Island until today. We show the first feeding aggregations of D. cornus on these higher-latitude reefs of Rottnest Island, and highlight the importance of these findings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Harry Butler Institute
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 2019 CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46351
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