Free Content The Shallow-Water Scleractinia of Jamaica: Revised List of Species and their Vertical Distribution Range

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Abstract:

Recent underwater studies carried out on the coral reefs off the north coast of Jamaica have turned up 62 species of shallow-water scleractinian corals; seven of these are undescribed and three were not previously reported from the Caribbean area. In Jamaica, rich and diverse reef-coral populations occur down to 70 meters, and some forms grow down to 100 meters. The species composition and observed vertical ranges of the Jamaican shallow-water coral fauna are summarized in tables.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1967

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