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Note on the Scleractinian Corals Scolymia Lacera and S. Cubensis in Jamaica

Author: Wells, J. W.

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 21, Number 4, December 1971 , pp. 960-963(4)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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The solitary scleractinian genus Scolymia has been supposed to have only one living species in the Caribbean area. Ethological differences between polyps suggest two species, and study of coralla confirms that these can be differentiated by slight differences in skeletal morphology.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1971

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