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Title: The Reef Corals Lithactinia and Polyphyllia (Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Fungiidae): A Study of Morphological, Geographical, and Statistical Differences
Authors: Lamberts, Austin E.
Issue Date: Jan-1984
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Lamberts AE. 1984. The reef corals Lithactinia and Polyphyllia (anthozoa, scleractinia, fungiidae): a study of morphological, geographical, and statistical differences. Pac Sci 38(1): 12-27.
Abstract: The taxonomy of the Indo-Pacific reef corals Lithactinia and
Polyphyllia is analyzed. They differ morphologically in that Lithactinia has one
founder calice and no significant secondaries and has a lighter construction. A
study of base area to weight ratios shows a significant difference, P < .001. They
have a mutually exclusive geographical distribution. These data suggest that
each is a valid genus.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 38, Number 1, 1984

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