red-band disease

What is red-band disease?

red-band disease meaning a disease of corals manifested by a narrow band of filamentous cyanobacteria that advances slowly across the surface of a coral, killing tissue as it progresses. The band is reddish to maroon in color

Image of sea fan w. red band disease
Red-band disease on a sea fan. (Photo: Dr. A. Bruckner)

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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