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PHYSIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY OF SCLERACTINIAN CORALS - A CASE-STUDY IN THE GENUS STYLOPHORA

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dc.contributor Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Univ Nice
dc.contributor University Of Nice Sophia Antipolis
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor University Of Cote D'azur
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author JAUBERT, J
dc.contributor.author PICHON, M
dc.contributor.author GATTUSO, JP
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:42:25Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T00:57:34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:42:25Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-08T02:17:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T00:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:42:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T00:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-08T02:17:28Z
dc.date.issued 1991-01-01
dc.identifier 8273 en
dc.identifier.citation Gattuso J-P, Pichon M and Jaubert JM (1991) Physiology and taxonomy of scleractinian corals: a case study in the genus Stylophora. Coral Reefs. 9: 173-182. en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/8273
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00290419 en
dc.description.abstract The morphology and skeletal characteristics of colonies of the coral genus Stylophora living on the reef edge at 1 m depth on the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea) are those of S. mordax (Dana 1846) which has not been reported previously from that area. These colonies were considered earlier as ecomorphs of S. pistillata (Esper 1979) which lives down to at least 67 m on the reef slopes. Growth, organic content and metabolism were compared in colonies living at different depths (1,5,10 and 30 m). The trends of twelve parameters between 1 and 5 m were different from the variation observed between 5 and 30 m. Colonies living at 1 m have a higher chlorophyll content but a lower metabolic activity and growth rate than colonies living at 5 m. Most of these pecularities cannot be explained by the influence of environmental factors. It is therefore suggested that S. mordax is a valid taxon.
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00290419 en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Coral Reefs - pages: 9: 173-182 en
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dc.subject Photoinhibition
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Light
dc.subject Water Motion
dc.subject Photobiology
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Photosynthesis
dc.subject Reef Coral
dc.subject Ultraviolet-radiation
dc.subject Aqaba Red-sea
dc.subject Phytoplankton
dc.title PHYSIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY OF SCLERACTINIAN CORALS - A CASE-STUDY IN THE GENUS STYLOPHORA
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/BF00290419 en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1991EV67500001


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