Staghorn Corals of the World

A Revision of the Genus Acropora
Author(s): Carden Wallace
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 1999
Product Number: EB00770667
Released: Oct 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780643102811
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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.