The battle is not to the strong: Serpulid reefs in the lagoon of Orbetello (Tuscany, Italy)

C.N. Bianchi, C. Morri

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Two serpulid species build reefs in the Lagoon of Orbetello, a poly-hyperhaline coastal pond: Hydroides dianthus (Verrill) and Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel). The latter species reached higher densities and built the most conspicuous reefs, notwithstanding that the former species had tubes with better biomechanical properties (size, thickness, bulk density and porosity). © 2001 Academic Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215 - 220
Number of pages6
JournalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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