Corals of the South-west Indian Ocean: VI. The Alcyonacea (Octocorallia) of Mozambique, with a discussion on soft coral distribution on south equatorial East African reefs




A list of 46 species of Alcyonacea is presented for the coral reefs of the Segundas Archipelago and northwards in Mozambique, as well as a zoogeographical record for the Bazaruto Archipelago in southern Mozambique. Among the 12 genera listed, Rhytisma, Lemnalia and Briareum were recorded on Mozambican reefs for the first time and the study yielded 27 new zoogeographical records. The survey brings the number of soft coral species listed for Mozambique to a total of 53








- Inhambane;
- Nampula


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas



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