[Coral-List] coral species unidentified ?
zoer at mtq.qld.gov.au
Thu Oct 30 21:14:29 EST 2003
Hope this helps:
It appears Parahalomitra robusta is a synonym for Sandalolitha dentata (Quelch, 1884) See Hoeksema, 1990 p.187.
Psammocora togianensis is a synonym for Psammocora digitata (Milne, Edwards and Haime, 1851) See Veron & Pichon, 1976
Goniastrea parvistella is a synonym for Goniastrea edwardsi (Chevalier, 1971) see Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977
You will find all of these valid species names in Veron, 2000
>From my experience in the Marshall Islands and at the Museum of Tropical Queensland - Enewetak is the correct name.
All the best,
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Bikini Atoll, Rongelap Atoll, Alinginiae Atoll, Mili Atoll - 2002-2003.
Michaël RARD wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a problem to identify some coral species and their form.
> Indeed, during taking data on coral growth rates in Buddemeier et al. (1974) (=> see the reference just after)
> Buddemeier R.W., Maragos J.E., Knutson D.W. 1974.
> Radiographic studies of reef coral exoskeletons: rates and patterns of coral growth.
> Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 14: 179-200.
> these authors are given data on 3 coral species which were not referenced in the big new exhaustive 3 volumes "Corals of the World" written by Veron (2000).
> These species were found by authors in Marshall Islands at Eniwetak atoll. Their name were :
> - Goniastrea parvistella DANA => unknown form
> - Parahalomitra robusta (Quelch) => unknown form
> - Psammocora togianensis UMBGROVE => branched form
> My questions are :
> - are they other species or species which have new name ? if yes, what is their new scientific full name please ?
> - which form have they ?
> My last question is : "what is the right name of this atoll ? Eniwetak or Eniwetok ?
> Many thanks for your help and have a happy day.
> Michaël RARD
> Laboratoire d'Ecologie Marine, Université de La Réunion
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