Reconstruction of Diadema mexicanum bioerosion
impact on three Costa Rican Pacific coral reefs.
(2003) tambien evaluaron la redundancia funcional pero observando el efecto indirecto de la pesca sobre la bioerosion
generada por una especie de pez loro.
Disarticulation, encrustation, bioerosion
, fragmentation and abrasion are the recorded taphonomic processes in the intertidal gastropod and bivalve shells from the northern Red Sea coast, Egypt.
Due to the nature of the material examined, it is not possible to observe taphonomic features such as bioerosion
and incrustation or stratigraphic features such as lateral extension or geometry.
The limestone marl substrate used to build these reefs became colonized by boring sponge to the degree that bioerosion
by sponge potentially compromised the suitability of the reefs for oysters.
Role of polychaetes in bioerosion
of coral substrates.
A stratigraphy of marine bioerosion
. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 228, 455-479.
(2002) The long-term survival of bone: the role of bioerosion
. Archaeometry 44, 371-382.
Besides, these anthropogenic disturbances in coral reefs induce bioerosion
of scleractinian coral skeletons (Scoffi et al., 1980; Cortes & Risk, 1985; Hubbard, Miller, & Scaturo, 1990; Hodgson & Yau, 1997; Holmes, 2000; Fabricius, 2005), decrease coral cover and diversity (Hodgson, 1990; Hodgson & Walton-Smith, 1993), and reduce coral calcification (Fabricius, 2005).
Four principal taphonomic attributes were analysed: encrustation bioerosion
fragmentation and abrasion.
KEY WORDS: oyster, Crassostrea virginica, restoration, bioerosion
, clionid sponge, salinity, recruitment, growth