Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonies dome shaped with an even surface. The skeleton is very dense. Corallites are plocoid. Columellae are large. Septa are equal and are thick at the wall and thin where they join the columellae. Polyps are extended only at night (Veron, 1986 <57>).
  • Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 184 specimens in 4 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 68 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 45
  Temperature range (°C): 25.480 - 28.540
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.054 - 0.923
  Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.472
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.508 - 4.773
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.228
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.523 - 3.925

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 45

Temperature range (°C): 25.480 - 28.540

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.054 - 0.923

Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.472

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.508 - 4.773

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.228

Silicate (umol/l): 0.523 - 3.925
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:5Public Records:4
Specimens with Sequences:4Public Species:1
Specimens with Barcodes:4Public BINs:1
Species:1         
Species With Barcodes:1         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Diploastrea

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