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New scleractinia from australian coral reefs


, : New scleractinia from australian coral reefs. Records of the Western Australian Museum 12(1): 147-183

Eleven new species of Scleractinia are described. These belong to ten different genera, one of which (Australomussa) is new, another of which (Hydnophora) has been given a new taxonomic position (in the Merulinidae). A new merulinid genus, Paraclavarina, has been erected for Clavarina triangularis. Six of the 11 new species are known only from Western Australia [Acropora abrolhosensis, Astreopora explanata, Goniopora pendulus, Alveopora gigas, Symphyllia wilsoni and Australomussa rowleyensis], two only from eastern Australia [Porites (Porites) myrmidonensis and Lobophyllia diminuta] while the remaining three are known from both coasts [Montipora capricornis, P. (P.) heronensis and Hydrophora pilosa].


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