Bryozoans recruited onto aluminum-based galvanic couples in the Red Sea off Elat, Israel

Galia Sternhell, Paul D. Taylor, David Itzhak

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Abstract

Fourteen species of bryozoans have been identified fouling metallic panels. These panels consisted of aluminum-based galvanic couples that were deployed in a coral reef environment at a depth of 6 m in the Red Sea off Elat. Two of these represent new records for the Red Sea-Aetea truncata (Landsborough, 1852) and Bugula vectifera Harmer, 1926. Others could not be identified to species level and may include new or established species-Parasmittina spp., Schizoporella sp., Rhynchozoan sp., ?Celleporina sp., Crisia sp., and Disporella sp. Also present are Scrupocellaria cf spatulata (d'Orbigny, 1851), Microporella orientalis Harmer, 1957. M. ciliata (Pallas, 1766), Savignyella lafontii (Audouin, 1826), and Watersipora subtorquata (d'Orbigny. 1852). Enhanced fouling by bryozoans on aluminum-based galvanic couples was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-233
Number of pages13
JournalIsrael Journal of Zoology
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002

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