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hard coral

n.
Any of various anthozoans with a hard calcareous skeleton that contribute to reef building, especially one of the order Scleractinia. Also called stony coral.
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At the turn of the millennium, the diversity and distribution of zooxanthellate stony coral species (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia) had appeared to be precisely characterised and resolved (Veron 1995, 2000, 2002).
A total of 70 species of Scleractinia corals have been identified in the Mexican Caribbean (e.g., Villegas-Sanchez et al., 2013; Horta-Puga et al., 2015), in contrast, only 38 species were previously reported in the VRS (Ortiz-Lozano et al., 2013), in this work we identify 48 species.
The hard corals were identified by the National Fisheries Research Development Institute as under the order Scleractinia, while the clams were under the order Tridacna, which is on the list of endangered species of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Organismos de los arrecifes coralinos de Costa Rica: Descripcion y distribucion geografica e historia natural de los corales zooxantelados (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) del Pacifico.
Coral (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) recruitment at Bahas de Huatulco, Western Mxico: Implications for coral community structure and dynamics 1.
Veron, Corals in space and time: the biogeography and evolution of the Scleractinia, Comstock/Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, USA, 1995.
Lane, 2014, The mushroom coral fauna (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) of Brunei Darussalam (South China Sea) and its relation to the Coral Triangle.
For this study, the composite corals factor was composed of members of the orders Alcyonacea, Anthoathecata, Antipatharia, and Scleractinia. From these orders, 99 unique taxa were reported from our catches during the Aleutian Islands bottom trawl surveys conducted between 1997 and 2010.
Thin sections of beds C22/24 and C26 situated immediately above the track surface show, in relative abundance order, fragments of bivalves (ostreids and rudists), benthic foraminifera (Miliolidae, Lituolidae, Textularidae, Ataxofragmiidae), radiolarians (Spumellaria), ostracods, corals (Scleractinia), gastropods, and echinoids in a mainly wackestone texture with biomicritic matrix (Fig.
Acosta A, Acevedo A (2006) Population structure and colony condition of Dendrogyra cylindrus (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in Old Providence Island, Colombian Caribbean Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Japan, pp 1605-1610