Hard Corals of India

By: K. Venkataraman, Ch. Satyanarayana, J.R.B. Alfred and J. Wolstenholme

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Contents 1. Introduction. 2. Coral reef associates. 3. Coral biology. 4. Coral taxonomy. 5. List of Scleractinian species. Family 1. Acroporidae Verrill 1902. Genus 1. Montipora de Blainville 1830. Genus 2. Acropora Oken 1815. Genus 3. Astreopora de Blainville 1830. Family 2. Astrocoeniidae Koby 1890. Genus 4. Stylocoeniella Yabe and Sugiyama 1935. Genus 5. Madracis Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Family 3. Pocilloporidae Gray 1842. Genus 6. Pocillopora Lamarck 1816. Genus 7. Seriatopora Lamarck 1816. Genus 8. Stylophora Schweigger 1819. Family 4. Euphyllidae Veron 2000. Genus 9. Euphyllia Dana 1846. Genus 10. Plerogyra Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 11. Physogyra Quelch 1884. Family 5. Oculinidae Gray 1847. Genus 12. Galaxea Oken 1815. Family 6. Siderastreidae Vaughan and Wells 1943. Genus 13. Pseudosiderastrea Yabe and Sugiyama 1935. Genus 14. Siderastrea de Blainville. Genus 15. Psammocora Dana 1846. Genus 16. Coscinaraea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Family 7. Agariciidae Gray 1847. Genus 17. Pavona Lamarck 1801. Genus 18. Leptoseris Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Genus 19. Coeloseris Vaughan 1918. Genus 20. Gardineroseris Scheer and Pillai 1974. Genus 21. Pachyseris Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Family 8. Fungiidae Dana 1846. Genus 22. Cycloseris Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Genus 23. Diaseris Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Genus 24. Fungia Lamarck 1801. Genus 25. Ctenactis Verrill 1864. Genus 26. Herpolitha Eschscholtz 1825. 27. Genus 27. Polyphyllia Quoy and Gaimard 1833. Genus 28. Sandalolitha Quelch 1884. Genus 29. Halomitra Dana 1846. Genus 30. Lithophyllon Rehberg 1892. Genus 31. Podabacia Milne Edwards and Haime 1849. Family 9. Pectiniidae Vaughan and Wells 1943. Genus 32. Echinophyllia Klunzinger 1879. Genus 33. Oxypora Saville Kent 1871. Genus 34. Mycedium Oken 1815. Genus 35. Pectinia Oken 1815. Family 10. Merulinidae Verrill 1866. Genus 36. Hydnophora Fischer de Waldheim 1807. Genus 37. Meruline Ehrenberg 1834. Genus 38. Scapophyllia Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Family 11. Dendrophylliidae Gray 1847. Genus 39. Turbinaria Oken 1815. Family 12. Mussidae Ortmann 1890. Genus 40. Acanthastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 41. Lobophyllia de Blainville 1830. Genus 42. Symphyllia Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 43. Cynarina Bruggemann 1877. Family 13. Faviidae Gregory 1900. Genus 44. Favia Oken 1815. Genus 45. Favites Link 1807. Genus 46. Goniastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 47. Platygyra Ehrenberg 1834. Genus 48. Oulophyllia Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 49. Leptoria Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 50. Montastrea de Blainville 1830. Genus 51. Plesiastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 52. Oulastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 53. Diploastrea Matthai 1914. Genus 54. Leptastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 55. Cyphastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Genus 56. Echinopora Lamarck 1816. Family 14. Trachyphylliidae. Genus 57. Trachyphyllia Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Family 15. Poritidae Gray 1842. Genus 58. Porites Link 1807. Genus 59. Goniopora de Blainville 1830. Genus 60. Alveopora de Blainville 1830. Non scleractinian corals. Ahermatypic corals. Diversity of corals in the four major coral reefs of India. Monospecific Genera of scleractinian corals. Endemicity of coral species in India. Diversity characteristics of the scleractinian fauna of India. Values of coral reefs. Threats to coral reefs of India. Natural stress to coral reefs. Human impacts on coral reefs. Conservation. Help the conservation of coral reefs in the marine protected area. Appendices. Explanation of terms used in the identification of coral species. Suggested readings. Printed Pages: 266 with more than 300 colour photographs.

Title: Hard Corals of India

Author Name: K. Venkataraman, Ch. Satyanarayana, J.R.B. Alfred and J. Wolstenholme

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2003

ISBN: 8181710207

ISBN 13: 9788181710208

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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