Shepherd et al. 2017

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Ephemeral aggregation of the benthic ctenophore Lyrocteis imperatoris on a mesophotic coral ecosystem in the Philippines

Shepherd B, Pinheiro HT, Rocha LA

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We found the uncommon benthic ctenophore, Lyrocteis imperatoris, in densities of up to 12 individuals per square meter on mesophotic ecosystems in the Philippines over three sequential years. In 2017, however, only a few individuals were found. Further study is needed to determine the cause of the decline in population.

Research sites

Bms 9344 1506519380448
Meta-data (pending validation)
Depth range
85- 110 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
3 x (total of 538 words)


Research focus
Other invertebrates


Research platforms
Diving - Technical Rebreather
Author profiles
Bart Shepherd ( 3 pubs)
Hudson Pinheiro ( 7 pubs)
Luiz Rocha ( 7 pubs)