The Diversity and Biogeography of Western Indian Ocean Reef-Building Corals


2002-2011


This study assesses the biogeographic classification of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) on the basis of the species diversity and distribution of reef-building corals. Twenty one locations were sampled between 2002 and 2011. Presence/absence of scleractinian corals was noted on SCUBA, with the aid of underwater digital photographs and reference publications for species identification. Sampling effort varied from 7 to 37 samples per location, with 15 to 45 minutes per dive allocated to species observations, depending on the logistics on each trip. Species presence/absence was analyzed using the Bray-Curtis similarity coefficient, followed by cluster analysis and multi-dimensional scaling.


PLoS ONE






- Nampula


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas;
- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Zona de Protecção Total de Cabo de Sao Sebastião;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas



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