Sibling Coral Species

Laurie.Ferns at Laurie.Ferns at
Thu May 30 18:27:52 EDT 1996

     I am aware of a PHD researcher at James Cook University (Australia)  
     who was/is studying the 'species status' of Platygyra sinensis.  

     From what I can gather from coffee table conversation is that P.  
     sinensis may be complex consisting of five separate species. This work  
     has apparently involved genetic studies. 

     My advice is to contact the University through Dr John Collins at the  
     following email: john.collins at  
     Dr Collins should be able to give you a contact. 


        Laurie Ferns 
        Conservation Officer 
        Geographic Information Systems Unit 
        Forestry Tasmania 

        199 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia 
        Telephone (002) 338197     Fax (002) 338252 
                Email l.ferns at 

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