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New scleractinia from australian coral reefs

Records of the Western Australian Museum 12(1): 147-183

New scleractinia from australian coral reefs

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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