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Hoeksema, Bert W.; Ten Hove, Harry A. (2011). Aggregation of the reef-building tube worm Filogranella elatensis at Semporna, eastern Sabah, Malaysia. Coral Reefs. 30(3): 839-839.
Hoeksema, Bert W.; Ten Hove, Harry A.
Aggregation of the reef-building tube worm Filogranella elatensis at Semporna, eastern Sabah, Malaysia
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Open access article
None. Begins: "During the Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition in eastern Sabah (SMEE2010), a large field (ca. 15 m long, 3–6 m wide, with a cover of 75–100%) of the reef-building tube worm Filogranella elatensis Ben–Eliahu and Dafni, 1979 (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) was encountered on 16 December 2010 along the sheltered upper reef slope of Bakungan I. (N 04°45′11″, E 118°29′16″), Darvel Bay, Semporna region, Malaysia (Fig. 1). The aggregation was fragmented and had an overall hummocky appearance. Its depth range varied between 3 and 7 m and its maximum height was approximately 50–60 cm. The various parts of the aggregation did not appear to be attached to the predominantly sandy substrate. As such, the morphology of these ‘‘reefs’’ is reminiscent of aggregations of the genus Serpula from temperate and cold waters (Ten Hove and Van den Hurk 1993)