[Coral-List] [Coral list] Reef pioneer community identification

Massimo Boyer massimo at edge-of-reef.com
Wed Jun 8 08:39:24 EDT 2011

In Mediterranean there is a Foraminifer very similar to this, the name is Miniacina miniacea. No idea about Caribbean species, but I would explore Foraminifera.



At 07:53 08/06/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear listers
>I've been looking at community succession and coral recruitment on Tobago's
>reefs (southern Caribbean) using regular unglazed terra cotta tiles. I'm in
>the process now of looking at the beasties that have established themselves
>on the tiles after 6mths.  I'm currently stumped as to the identity of
>several tiny red structures,~3mm in diameter. Some are flat, but most have a
>three dimensional structure, with some initial branching. The link below
>will take you to an album with what I'm seeing.
>Can anyone provide any assistance or direction with the identification?
>"..only if people can figure out what in the world scientists are talking
>about and why they should care." Randy Olson
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