[Coral-List] Unknown coral

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Tue Apr 1 15:01:03 EDT 2014

Looks like Seriatopora caliendrum in the inset. The fuzzy one on the upper
right could be either more of that or S. hystrix (see
tml). If you are doing coral ids in the central Indo-Pacific, I would
accompany them with field ids on sketches, or at least have someone take 1:1
close-ups paired with whole colony shots (a dome port might suffice for both
due to close focusing). Unlike the Caribbean, Hawaii or East Pacific, there
are so many similar corals there that ids from photoquadrats are often
difficult.  Even some genera can be tricky without close-ups. 



John W. McManus, PhD
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Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149
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Subject: [Coral-List] Unknown coral

Colleagues, I am an Atlantic person trying to identify corals from Southern
Japan and would greatly appreciate if someone could help me with one image.
Possibly a Seriatopora. Thanks.
Image Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/61ykjl3lnyspwmv/Seriatopora.docx
Renato Tenan de Barros AlmeidaGraduando em Ciências Biológicas -
EcologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJCurrículo Lattes -
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