A census of scleractinian species was carried out in 2002 and 2003 in the atolls of South Male, Felidhu, Wataru and Ari, in the central Maldives. Thirty four stations were surveyed by scuba diving between the depths of 0 and 50m. One hundred and eighty zooxanthellate coral species belonging to 51 genera were recorded, of which 17 species belonging to 14 genera are new records for the Maldives. A complete list of zooxanthellate scleractinian species including our own results as well as documented records published by previous authors is given. This list includes 248 species belonging to 57 genera. The taxonomic status of a number of species of doubtful validity cited by previous authors is discussed. The need for additional sampling throughout the entire Maldive Archipelago and for a re-examination of Gardiner's material is stressed

Pichon, M., Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. ZOOTAXA, 1441, 21-33.

Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago

Benzoni, F
2007

Abstract

A census of scleractinian species was carried out in 2002 and 2003 in the atolls of South Male, Felidhu, Wataru and Ari, in the central Maldives. Thirty four stations were surveyed by scuba diving between the depths of 0 and 50m. One hundred and eighty zooxanthellate coral species belonging to 51 genera were recorded, of which 17 species belonging to 14 genera are new records for the Maldives. A complete list of zooxanthellate scleractinian species including our own results as well as documented records published by previous authors is given. This list includes 248 species belonging to 57 genera. The taxonomic status of a number of species of doubtful validity cited by previous authors is discussed. The need for additional sampling throughout the entire Maldive Archipelago and for a re-examination of Gardiner's material is stressed
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Cnidaria, Scleractinia, taxonomy, Indian Ocean, Maldives
English
21
33
13
Pichon, M., Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. ZOOTAXA, 1441, 21-33.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
2007 Pichon and Benzoni Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Descrizione: Articolo principale
Dimensione 115.03 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
115.03 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10281/25261
Citazioni
  • Scopus 31
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 27
Social impact