[Coral-List] Images of P.sinensis GBR
smangubhai at africaonline.co.ke
Tue Jan 31 20:05:25 EST 2006
I am currently trying to resolve the IDs of Platygyra 'morphospecies' found in Kenyan lagoonal reefs, by matching field descriptions with numeric data from skeletons. To assist with my work, I am looking for images of Platygyra sinensis from the Great Barrier Reef to help clarify how P.daedalea and P.sinensis differ on the GBR, and how they match up with classic taxonomic descriptions we use.
I do not have any images of P.sinensis to look at, other than those in Veron's books at this stage. It would be most useful for me to have matching photos of whole colonies and close-up images. The close-up images will need to be fairly clear so that I can see septa features (shape/slope/exertness).
Also, if any of my East African colleagues have images of what they are calling P.daedalea and P.sinensis, that would be useful too.
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email: smangubhai at africaonline.co.ke
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