ScholarSpace will be brought offline for upgrades on Wednesday December 9th at 11AM HST. Service will be disrupted for approximately 2 hours. Please direct any questions to

Item Description

Show full item record

Title: Hermatypic Corals Associated with Rhodolith Beds in the Gulf of California, Mexico 
Author: Reyes-Bonilla, H.; Riosmena-Rodriguez, R.; Foster, M.S.
Date: 1997-07
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Reyes-Bonilla H, Riosmena-Rodriguez R, Foster MS. 1997. Hermatypic corals associated with rhodolith beds in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Pac Sci 51(3): 328-337.
Abstract: Subtidal surveys along the western Gulf of California coast revealed
the presence of free-living hermatypic corals associated with rhodolith beds, the
first record of this association in the gulf. Five coral species were found, as follows:
Psammocora stellata Verrill, Porites panamensis Verrill, P. sverdrupi Durham, Fungia
curvata Hoeksema, and F. distorta Michelin, with several new distributional
records, Differences in relative abundance of species in our collections from those
in other regions of the Pacific suggest that transport, light, and temperature play
important roles in distribution and development of coral-rhodolith associations in
the gulf.
ISSN: 0030-8870

Item File(s)

Files Size Format View
v51n3-328-337.pdf 4.955Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Advanced Search


My Account