Coral Reefs

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 411–411 | Cite as

New report of nudibranch predators of the invasive octocoral Carijoa riisei in the Main Hawaiian Islands

  • D. Wagner
  • S. E. Kahng
  • R. J. Toonen
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Reef Coral Mollusca Hawaiian Island Coral Community Marine Fauna 
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We thank Dr. Terrence Gosliner and Dr. Bill Rudman for taxonomic help, Keoki Stender for the photographs, and Cory Pittman for information. This work was funded by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council grant No. 53780/53781, is HIMB contribution 1274 and SOEST 7107, NMSP MOA grant No. 2005-008/66882.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OceanographyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Hawaii Institute of Marine BiologyKaneoheUSA

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