corallite


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corallite

(ˈkɒrəlaɪt)
n
(Zoology) the skeleton of a coral polyp
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Identification of the Siderastrea species is based on the number of septa and septa cycles per corallite, and by the species' mechanisms of reproduction.
Corallite walls fibrous, consisting of one layer, thick, ranging from 0.
Nelson (1977) used four parameters in the taxonomy of syringoporid corals; two of which are the corallite diameter and the frequency of corallites (number of corallites that occur within a certain area).
Colonies were classified as having intermediate mortality when the skeleton was slightly eroded or covered by a fine layer of sediment, filamentous algae, diatoms or cyanobacteria, and the structure of the corallite could still be observed.
The fish were raised in glass aquaria (200 L water) which were connected to an automatically controlled recirculation system and every three aquaria were connected to a separate recycling system and were supplied with aerated water which was filtered through zeolum, corallite and activated carbon.
Metamorphosis occurs when the larvae, after dispersal, synthesize and secrete calcium carbonate to build their skeleton, that is, septa and corallite (19).
The new polyp remains attached to its parent and builds its own stony corallite.
Scleractinian corals typically display a striking degree of morphological variation in colony shape and corallite structure along environmental gradients (Foster 1980, Brown et al.