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

Iain Macdonald dr_iamacdonald at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 8 10:56:17 EDT 2011

Your looking at the ubiquitous foram Homotrema rubrum, the little red bits in the sand of most caribbean beaches. Lots of ID and literature available, start with the works of Martindale (PhD thesis from Edinburgh Uni about 1976?) and in Coral reefs around '92. 
Iain Macd.

--- On Wed, 8/6/11, Jahson B <jahsonb at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Jahson B <jahsonb at gmail.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] [Coral list] Reef pioneer community identification
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Date: Wednesday, 8 June, 2011, 12:53

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?



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