List of corals of the Houtman Abrolhos


List of corals of the Houtman Abrolhos

The marine waters of the Houtman Abrolhos, an island chain off the coast of Western Australia, have been recorded as containing 194 species of coral in 50 genera. This is a surprisingly high coral diversity, considering the high latitude of the reef, and the relatively low diversity of other biota.cite journal | author = Veron, J. E. N. and Marsh, L. M. | year = 1988 | title = Hermatypic corals of Western Australia: records and annotated species list | journal = Records of the Western Australian Museum | volume = Supplement 29 | pages = 1–136] This is a list of corals of the Houtman Abrolhos:

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Hermatypic coral

184 species in 42 genera of hermatypic corals have been recorded from the Houtman Abrolhos:

Ahermatypic coral

In addition to the hermatypic corals, the Houtman Abrolhos contains ten species in eight genera of ahermatypic coral.cite paper | title = Towards an assessment of the natural and human use impacts on the marine environment of the Abrolhos Islands, Volume 1: Summary of existing information and current levels of human use | version = Fisheries Research Report No 134 | year = 2002 | publisher = Department of Fisheries, Government of Western Australia | url = http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/frr/frr134/frr134_v1.pdf | accessdate = 2007-12-01]

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