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Effects of herbivore grazing on the physiognomy of the coralline alga Spongites yendoi and on associated competitive interactions
(National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC) and Taylor & Francis, 2008)
The territorial gardening limpet Scutellastra cochlear occurs along the south and southern west coasts of South Africa, while one of its primary food items, the encrusting coralline alga Spongites yendoi, extends much ...
Leptophytum foveatum Chamberlain & Keats (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) retaliates against overgrowth by other encrusting algae
The encrusting coralline alga, Leptophytum foveatum, is the most abundant crustose alga in the lower eulittoral zone at Yzerfontein and other exposed sites on the West Coast of South Africa. The surface of this species is ...
Ecological significance of deep-layer sloughing in the eulittoral zone coralline alga, Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Chamberlain (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in South Africa.
The crustose coralline alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Chamberlain (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) dominates the lower eulittoral zone along the South Coast of South Africa, together with the limpet Patella cochlear Born. This ...