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Title: Can one species determine the structure of the benthic community on a temperate rocky reef? The case of the long-spined sea-urchin Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in the eastern Atlantic
Authors: Tuya, Fernando 
Boyra, Arturo
Sanchez-Jerez, Pablo
Barbera, Carmen
Haroun, Ricardo 
UNESCO Clasification: 240119 Zoología marina
Keywords: Diadema antillarum
Sea urchins
Barrens
Key-herbivores
Overgrazing, et al
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: 0018-8158
Journal: Hydrobiologia 
Abstract: We sampled 36 coastal rocky reefs throughout the overall Canarian Archipelago and consider (1) the daily macroalgal consumption of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum and (2) the daily net production of macroalgae along temperate rocky-substrates, to provide evidence that Diadema antillarum plays an important role in the structure of the shallow benthic environment of the eastern Atlantic. D. antillarum was found to be the main key-herbivore species, as it controls by its own the algal assemblages, with negligible contribution of other grazing species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49626
ISSN: 0018-8158
DOI: 10.1023/B:HYDR.0000026599.57603.bf
Source: Hydrobiologia [ISSN 0018-8158], v. 519, p. 211-214
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