Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005716003029
Title: An analysis of gorgonian (anthozoa; octocorallia) zonation on Singapore reefs with respect to depth
Authors: Goh, N.K.C. 
Loo, M.G.K. 
Chou, L.M. 
Issue Date: 1997
Source: Goh, N.K.C., Loo, M.G.K., Chou, L.M. (1997). An analysis of gorgonian (anthozoa; octocorallia) zonation on Singapore reefs with respect to depth. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 44 (1-3) : 81-89. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005716003029
Abstract: Zonation patterns of gorgonians from 15 sites on reefs south of the main island of Singapore reveal discontinuities in terms of both generic richness and total abundance. This establishes the crest, slope, and bottom as ecologically distinct environments of the reef, as interpreted by these gorgonian population parameters. Only members of the family Melithneidae are able to colonise all three zones. Other genera are restricted to the slope and bottom; in particular, Acanthogorgia and Echinomuricea are only found at the bottom zone.
Source Title: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53270
ISSN: 01676369
DOI: 10.1023/A:1005716003029
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