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Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panama: 1. distribucion, estructura y estado de conservacion de los arrecifes continentales de la Laguna de Chiriqui y la Bahia Almirante = Coral reefs of Bocas del Toro, Panama: 1. distribution, structure and conservation state of the continental reefs of the Chiriqui Lagoon and Almirante Bay
Guzmán, H.M.; Guevara, C.A. (1998). Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panama: 1. distribucion, estructura y estado de conservacion de los arrecifes continentales de la Laguna de Chiriqui y la Bahia Almirante = Coral reefs of Bocas del Toro, Panama: 1. distribution, structure and conservation state of the continental reefs of the Chiriqui Lagoon and Almirante Bay. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46(3): 601-622
In: Revista de Biología Tropical. Universidad de Costa Rica: San Jose. ISSN 0034-7744, more
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Keywords
    Coastal lagoons; Community composition; Coral reefs; Species diversity; Vertical distribution; Marine

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  • Guzmán, H.M.
  • Guevara, C.A.

Abstract
    The distribution of continental reefs is presented along 83 Km of shore within Almirante Bay and 125 Km within the Chiriqui Lagoon, Bocas del Toro, Panama. Reef community structure is described on 15 coral reefs for both regions, representing the diversity of hydrological and orographical conditions affecting the coastal zone. The coral reef found in Almirante Bay are well developed down to a maximum depth of 23 m, and a diversity of hard corals of 33 species, which represents a 53% of the total diversity known for Panama. Only one coral reef was found in the Chiriqui Lagoon.

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