Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1017570100029
Title: Morphological variation in the polyps of the scleractinian coral Favia speciosa (Dana) around Singapore
Authors: Todd, P.A. 
Sanderson, P.G.
Chou, L.M. 
Keywords: Coral morphology
Intraspecific variation
Photographic technique
Sedimentation
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2001
Source: Todd, P.A., Sanderson, P.G., Chou, L.M. (2001-02-01). Morphological variation in the polyps of the scleractinian coral Favia speciosa (Dana) around Singapore. Hydrobiologia 444 : 227-235. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1017570100029
Abstract: A photographic technique was used to examine morphological differences in the living polyps of Favia speciosa sampled from three sites around Singapore. Eight characters were measured, seven of which differed significantly between the three study sites Sedimentation rates and character size were much higher at the site closest to the mainland than at the two sites further from shore Land reclamation and dredging contribute to high sediment rates in Singapore waters; these rates decrease with increasing distance from shore. Large polyps close to the main island of Singapore are possibly a plastic, or selected for, response to high levels of sediment.
Source Title: Hydrobiologia
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/101161
ISSN: 00188158
DOI: 10.1023/A:1017570100029
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