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Rapport scientifique de l'expédition belge a la Grande Barrière d'Australie en 1967. Madrépores: 2. Variations morphologiques intracoloniaires et altérations du squelette coralliaire
Foidart, J. (1970). Rapport scientifique de l'expédition belge a la Grande Barrière d'Australie en 1967. Madrépores: 2. Variations morphologiques intracoloniaires et altérations du squelette coralliaire. Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Bel. 100: 115-128
In: Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique = Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde. Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique: Bruxelles. ISSN 0771-5528, more
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    Goniastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Foidart, J.

Abstract
    Detailed study of coralla of Goniastrea has revealed significant alterations of some characteristic features of the calices; these modifications originate (1) in a particular localisation of the calices on the surface of the colony : for instance the shape as well as various skeletal structures of peripherical calices may differ considerably from that of more central ones topping the colony; (2) in the interfering action of associated boring organisms such as molluscs or cirripeds.Post-mortem modification due to physical, chemical or biological factors may further more attenuate some diagnostic characteristics or even erase them completely.

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