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Trophic and stoichiometric consequences of nutrification for the intertidal tropical zoanthid Zoanthus sociatus

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Autor(es):
Leal, Miguel C. ; Rocha, Rui J. M. ; Anaya-Rojas, Jaime M. ; Cruz, Igor C. S. ; Ferrier-Pages, Christine
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 119, n. 1, p. 169-175, JUN 15 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Zoanthids are conspicuous and abundant members of intertidal environments, where they are exposed to large environmental fluctuations and subject to increasing loads of anthropogenic nutrients. Here we assess the trophic ecology and stoichiometric consequences of nutrient loading for symbiotic zoanthids inhabiting different intertidal habitats. More specifically, we analysed the stable isotope signature (delta C-13 and delta N-15), elemental composition (C, N and P) and stoichiometry (C:N, C:P, N:P) of Zoanthus sociatus differently exposed to nutrification. Results suggest that autotrophy is the main feeding mode of zoanthids and that the effect water nutrient content differently affects the elemental phenotype of zoanthids depending on tidal habitat. Additionally, habitat effects on Z. sociatus P-related stoichiometric traits highlight functional differences likely associated with variation in Symbiodinium density. These findings provide an innovative approach to assess how cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses response to ecosystem changes in environmentally dynamic reef flats, particularly nutrient loading. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/17815-0 - Desenvolvimento metodológico para detecção de mudanças de fase em recifes de corais a partir de sensores ópticos instalados em drone
Beneficiário:Igor Cristino Silva Cruz
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado