Corals of the world, Volume 1
This will be the most comprehensive review of these complex and colorful organisms ever published by the Australian Institute of Marine Science. It is the end product of 30 years of research.
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Family Dendrophylliidae 385407
Observing corals 1117
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Abundance Anacropora appressed Astreopora Australia Photograph author Acropora Barrier Reef blue branch tips branchlets Calamian Islands clumps coenosteum ridges colony exposed Colony surface Colour coral reefs Corallite detail Corallites are immersed corallites are small cream Dana Egypt Photograph elongate exposed to strong exsert Flores fringing reefs fused genera Geoff Kelley Group growth-forms Guinea Photograph Habitat Houtman Abrolhos Islands Identification guides incipient axial corallites INDONESIA Photograph irregularly Japan Photograph Julian Sprung lagoons large colony MADAGASCAR Photograph margins metres Montipora nariform Nemenzo Nishihira and Veron Pale brown papillae Papua New Guinea Philippines Photograph Photograph author photograph pink polyps radial corallites reef flats Roger Steene Ryukyu Islands Scleractinia Shallow reef environments shallow water Similar species Sinai Peninsula skeletal small colony Sometimes common south-west Australia Photograph Species forming strong wave action Surface detail Tanzania Tanzania Photograph tapered Taxonomic note Taxonomic references tentacles thick thickets tuberculae underwater Upper reef slopes upright branches Veron and Wallace verrucae