Utilização de registros de corais de profundidade (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) para prever a localização e mapear tipos de substratos na plataforma e talude continental do sul do Brasil

  • Marcelo Visentini Kitahara James Cook University; School of Pharmacy and Molecular Science; Coral Genomics Group
  • Norberto Olmiro Horn Filho James Cook University; School of Pharmacy and Molecular Science; Coral Genomics Group
  • José Gustavo Natorf de Abreu Universidade do Vale do Itajaí; Centro de Educação de Ciências Tecnológicas da Terra e do Mar; Laboratório de Oceanografia Geológica
Keywords: Deep-sea corals, Scleractinia, substrate, continental shelf, continental slope, Brazil

Abstract

Large portions of the Brazilian continental shelf and continental slope do not have detailed maps about the sedimentological mosaics, manly due to the high costs of specific oceanographic deep-water cruises. Using all records (totalizing 169 stations) of deep-sea Scleractinia azooxanthellate corals from southern Brazil between 24° and 35°S, and separating them in three different groups, the present study intends to add to the actual knowledge of the superficial sedimentology off southern Brazil, demonstrating that the records of this cnidarians can be used as tools for mapping hard, soft, and biodetrictic deep-sea substrate.

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Published
2008-01-01
How to Cite
Kitahara, M., Horn Filho, N., & Abreu, J. (2008). Utilização de registros de corais de profundidade (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) para prever a localização e mapear tipos de substratos na plataforma e talude continental do sul do Brasil . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 48(2), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492008000200001
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