First, a treatise of all scleractinian
corals in Moreton Bay, eastern Australia, suggests that a species there recognised as M.
The mechanism of calcification and its relation to photosynthesis and respiration in the scleractinian
coral Galaxea fascicularis.
corallites were formed by calcified polychaete tubes and organized into a meshwork that provided the reef with a solid foundation under the ocean.
Here, we evaluate the prevalence of intraorganismal genetic variation in two closely related species of scleractinian
corals in the Orbicella species complex.
The genus Halofolliculina affects 25 species of scleractinian
coral from six families in the Caribbean (Acroporidae, Agaricidae, Astrocoeniidae, Faviidae, Meandrinidae, and Poritidae) (Page et al., 2016).
According to BFAR, the estimated 26,000 square kilometers of coral reef area of the Philippines holds 915 reef fish species and more than 400 scleractinian
coral species, 12 of which are identified endemic to the Philippine waters.
(2003) Growth of seven species of scleractinian
corals in an upwelling environment of the eastern Pacific (Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica).
Mgaya, "Factors affecting scleractinian
coral recruitment on a nearshore reef in Tanzania," Ambio, vol.
Lesser, "Depth- and light-dependent variation of carbon partitioning and utilization in the zooxanthellate scleractinian
coral Stylophora pistillata," Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol.
Ocean acidification affects, among others, the feeding rates in a scleractinian
coral , reproduction of coral reef fishes  and immune responses of oysters .Photosynthetic organisms rely on C[O.sub.2] to grow and develop, thus, they are also deemed to be highly affected by the high concentrations of atmospheric C[O.sub.2].
A compelling finding to consider zooxanthellae as driving factors for coral community structure is that the same species of scleractinian
as well as soft corals exhibit significant differences in growth rates according to the zooxanthellae type (Little et al.
Their topics include the history of coral disease research, the innate immune system in cnidarians, the physiology of skeletogenesis in scleractinian
coral, aspergillosis of Caribbean Sea fan corals, skeletal growth anomalies in corals, cyanobacteria-associated colored-band diseases of the Atlantic and Caribbean, coral "bleaching" as a generalized stress response to environmental disturbance, biocontainment practices for coral disease research, and chemiluminescent methods for quantifying DNA abasic lesions in scleractinian