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Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l'Atlantique nord-oriental
Zibrowius, H. (1980). Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l'Atlantique nord-oriental. Mémoires de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco, 11. Musée océanographique de Monaco: Monaco. 3 volumes, including bibliography and taxonomic index pp.
Part of: Mémoires de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco. Musée Océanographique: Monaco. ISSN 0304-5714
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; Biochemical composition; Check lists; Ecological distribution; Geographical distribution; New species; Taxonomy; Leptopsammia chevalieri Zibrowius, 1980 [WoRMS]; MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    A full systematic account is given of the Scleractinians collected between the tidal zone and abyssal depths in the Mediterranean (deepest samples from about 2,500 m, fossil) and in the north-eastern Atlantic (deepest samples from about 4,800 m, alive), from the coasts of Europe and Africa to Iceland, the Azores and the Cape Verde Islands. This includes a detailed discussion of their intraspecific variability due both to phenotypic variations and to environmental factors. Some modifications of the conventional classification are suggested. There are 9 new species in a total of 85: Madracis profunda, Caryophyllia foresti, Caryophyllia alberti , Trochocyathus spinosocostatus, Trochocyathus mediterraneus, Deltocyathus conicus , Aulocyathus atlanticus, Balanophyllia thalassae, Leptopsammia chevalieri. The distribution, ecology and biology are discussed for each of the 85 species.

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