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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Chemical defenses against generalist fish predators and fouling organisms in two invasive ahermatypic corals in the genus Tubastraea.
Additionally some experiments in ahermatypic corals have demonstrated that a competitive dominant may influence the abundance and population structure of a subordinate by reducing its sexual reproductive output, increasing larval mortality and altering recruitment patterns (Chadwick.
Sequence variation of the first internal spacer (ITS-l) of ribosomal DNA in ahermatypic corals from California.