Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Persistent outbreaks of the “black disease” sponge Terpios hoshinota in Indonesian coral reefs

  • Hawis Madduppa
  • Peter J. Schupp
  • Muhammad Reza Faisal
  • Mustami Yuda Sastria
  • Carsten Thoms
Oceanarium

Keywords

Morphological Characteristic Coral Reef Geographical Range Initial Identification Driving Factor 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge funding by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education (KLN RISTEK-DIKTI scheme) and thank Beginer Subhan/WWF Indonesia for contributing the photo taken at Pulau Babar, Maluku. CT would like to thank the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for continuous support in the frame of a DAAD Long-term Lectureship.

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine ScienceBogor Agricultural University (IPB)BogorIndonesia
  2. 2.Environmental Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), ICBM-TerramareCarl-von-Ossietzky University of OldenburgWilhelmshavenGermany

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