Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

All species, except for C. japonica (which is arborescent with axial and radial corallites), are massive or encrusting. Corallites are plocoid, with calices less than 3 mm in diameter. Costae are generally restricted to the corallite wall; the coenosteum is granulated. 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 3168 specimens in 21 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2814 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 725
  Temperature range (°C): 7.788 - 28.810
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 33.540
  Salinity (PPS): 31.759 - 35.831
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.946 - 4.983
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 2.359
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 55.143

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 725

Temperature range (°C): 7.788 - 28.810

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 33.540

Salinity (PPS): 31.759 - 35.831

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.946 - 4.983

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 2.359

Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 55.143
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:23
Specimens with Sequences:19
Specimens with Barcodes:18
Species:5
Species With Barcodes:4
Public Records:17
Public Species:3
Public BINs:1
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Barcode data

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