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Item Description Hodgson, G. en_US Carpenter, K. en_US 2008-10-15T03:33:52Z 2008-10-15T03:33:52Z 1995-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hodgson G, Carpenter K. 1995. Scleractinian corals of Kuwait. Pac Sci 49(3): 227-246. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract A survey was made of the coral reefs of Kuwait to compile a species list of scleractinian corals. Twenty-eight hermatypic and six ahermatypic coral species are listed in systematic order, and a brief description is provided for each. A new species of Acropora is described. The Kuwait fauna is a small subset of the over 500 Indo-Pacific species. Several species show a higher degree of intraspecific variation than they exhibit in other locations. A range extension is reported for Acanthastrea maxima Sheppard & Salm, previously recorded from Oman (north and south coasts). A common species in the Arabian Gulf, Porites compressa Dana, has a disjunct distribution; it has not been found in the western Pacific, but occurs in the Red Sea, northern Indian Ocean, and Hawai'i. It is possible that the Gulf is one of the few places where Siderastrea and Pseudosiderastrea co-occur. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.title Scleractinian Corals of Kuwait en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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