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The Reef Corals Lithactinia and Polyphyllia (Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Fungiidae): A Study of Morphological, Geographical, and Statistical Differences

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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.
Date Issued: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.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/752
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 38, Number 1, 1984


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