Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 1069–1070 | Cite as

Coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota in Southeast India—bested by Acropora muricata?

  • Arathy Mol AshokEmail author
  • Christine Hanna Lydia Schönberg
  • Rajamony Laila Laju
  • Jasper Kamalam Patterson Edward



We thank the Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Tamil Nadu, for the research permission (Ref. No. WL (A)/11867/2017-Permit No. 43/2017).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Sampling and field studies

All necessary permits for sampling and observational field studies have been obtained by the authors from the competent authorities and are mentioned in the acknowledgments.

Data availability

All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute and Manonmaniam Sundaranar UniversityTuticorinIndia
  2. 2.Indian Ocean Marine Research CentreUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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