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Kenyan reef corals sampled in November 1990
Citable as data publication
Melles A.; Borel Best M.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB: Belgium; National Museum of Natural History: The Netherlands; (2016): Kenyan reef corals sampled in November 1990. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/109
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Description
This dataset contains a taxonomic list of corals found at the Kenyan reefs (i.e. in Nyali, Bamburi South & North, Vipingo, Malindi) during a sampling campaign in November 1990. Corals were collected by snorkeling and SCUBA diving. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Melles, A. (1991). Taxonomic and sclerochronological studies of Kenyan reef corals. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 83 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Coral, Coral reefs, ISW, Kenya, coast, Malindi Bay, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Vipingo, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Acroporidae, Agariciidae, Anthozoa, Caryophylliidae, Faviidae, Fungiidae, Millepora, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Pocilloporidae, Poritidae, Tubipora

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenyan Coast [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
November 1990

Taxonomic coverage
Acroporidae Verrill, 1902 [WoRMS]
Agariciidae Gray, 1847 [WoRMS]
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Caryophylliidae Dana, 1846 [WoRMS]
Faviidae Gregory, 1900 [WoRMS]
Fungiidae Dana, 1846 [WoRMS]
[WoRMS]
Mussidae Ortmann, 1890 [WoRMS]
Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Pocilloporidae Gray, 1842 [WoRMS]
Poritidae Gray, 1842 [WoRMS]
Tubipora Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Parameter
Presence of biota

Contributors
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creator Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC), moredata creator Universiteit van Amsterdam; Earth and Life Sciences, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Melles, A. (1991). Taxonomic and sclerochronological studies of Kenyan reef corals. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 83 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-14
Information last updated: 2016-04-20
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