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Hard Corals; Scleractinia

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in | Comments Off on Hard Corals; Scleractinia

Scleractinian Hard Corals are what most snorkellers and scuba divers understand as “corals”. They make up the solid structure of the reefs of Koh Phangan. Providing a fabulous variety of shapes and sizes of calcium carbonate exoskeletons. Acroporidae family Staghorn and Table corals from the genus Acropora, plus the Astreopora and Montipora hard corals. (3 Galleries) Agariciidae family Reef building hard corals - often with laminar or foliate structures. 5 Photos Dendrophylliidae family Crater, Cup, Stony and Turbinaria Hard Corals. Many feature quite large flower-like...

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