stony coral


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stony coral

[′stō·nē ′kär·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any coral characterized by a calcareous skeleton.
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Coral complex is an exception, as this fossilized stony coral mineral complex contains 1,200 IU of vitamin D.
In fact, some researchers think that even very large mounds of stony coral (Lophelia) are formed by fragmentation, and that individual colonies are genetic clones of the first coral larvae that settled there.
There were soft corals on top of stony corals, with other creatures living among them.
The dense coral matrix provides the perfect platform for other filter feeders, such as hydroids and sponges, several species of solitary stony corals, and various bamboo, gold and black corals, some of which grow to several metres in height and omore than 100 years old.
Species distinctions among several Caribbean stony corals.
It's the perfect tool for plucking polyps from their stony coral houses.
The vast majority of fish come from reefs in the Philippines and Indonesia--considered to be the world's most biologically diverse marine areas--and most stony coral comes from Indonesia.
One makes hard, stony coral, and one makes soft coral.
Located in depths between 5 and 40m, they include well-developed spur-and-grove zones, structurally complex and rugose reefs, as well as oligospecific coral assemblages dominated by the stony coral Madracis mirabilis.
A fluorescent variant of a protein from the stony coral Montipora facilitates dual-color single-laser fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy.
Why does the white tip of stony coral grow so fast without zooxanthellae?