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Reef corals of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, north-western Australia (Australian Indian Ocean Territory), 1989

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 16, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

In 1989, field studies of reef corals were undertaken at sixteen stations around Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, Horsburgh Island and North Keeling Island. Stations were selected to encompass the widest possible range of habitats. Coral collections were made at these stations and the specimens were sent to the Australian Institute of Marine Science for further study. Comparisons were also made with corals from other geographic regions and Cocos (Keeling) Islands corals held in other museums. These specimens would later be lodged with the Western Australian Museum.

Ninety nine species of reef corals are recorded from Cocos (Keeling) Atoll in the eastern Indian Ocean. Of this all but twelve are known from Western Australia. Nine species have not previously recorded from the eastern Indian Ocean and three (one being taxonomically doubtful) have not previously been recorded anywhere.

Taxa have been matched to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Data used was downloaded from ALA https://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/dr698 July 2018.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2009, Reef corals of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, north-western Australia (Australian Indian Ocean Territory), https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/7ba2caf9-0dfb-4a23-9c38-eaf9c77c9621, accessed dd-mon-yyyy

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

JEN (Charlie) Veron
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 Townsville Queensland AU
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who can answer questions about the resource:

JEN (Charlie) Veron
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 Townsville Queensland AU
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Manager
Data Manager
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 Townsville Queensland AU
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, Indian Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-12.2, 96.8], North East [-11.8, 96.9]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1989-01-01 / 1989-06-15

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Re-examination of the reef corals of Cocos (Keeling) Atoll: Veron JEN (1990) Records of the Western Australian Museum 14: 553-581.
  2. Hermatypic corals of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands: a summary. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 409: 1-21.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=aims_cocos_corals