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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There was no indication that water depth played a significant role in increasing disease prevalence in four stony coral species (P = 0.31) (Table 1).
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.
In particular, the colonial stony coral Solenosmilia variabilis is particularly prevalent and forms a dense matrix of living and dead coral as new members of the colony grow up and over older members to reach as far into the current as possible.
Breakage and propagation of the stony coral Acropora cervicornis.
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.