hermatypic coral


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hermatypic coral

[‚hər·mə′tip·ik ′kär·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
Reef-building coral characterized by the presence of symbiotic algae within their endodermal tissue. Also known as hermatype.
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14]C data were compared with existing hermatypic coral [DELTA][sup.
14]C value exceeded expectations and was similar in magnitude to hermatypic coral [DELTA][sup.
14]C values from juvenile tiger sharks were in agreement over time with a hermatypic coral record from Florida, indicating there was no phase lag in terms of the timing of the [DELTA][sup.
Dependence of calcification on light and carbonate ion concentration for the hermatypic coral Porites compressa.
The effect of carbonate chemistry on calcification and photosynthesis in the hermatypic coral Acropora eurystoma.
Remarks: This species associates with hermatypic corals of the genus Pocillopora.
Specimens from the Indo-Pacific region often are found among hermatypic corals.