Antarctic and Subantarctic Scleractinia
- Louis S. Kornicker
Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Biology of the Antarctic Seas XI
How to Cite
Cairns, S. D. (1983) Antarctic and Subantarctic Scleractinia, in Biology of the Antarctic Seas XI (ed L. S. Kornicker), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR034p0001
- Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1983
Print ISBN: 9780875901800
Online ISBN: 9781118664704
- Coelenterata—Antarctica regions
The 37 species of Scleractinia known from the Antarctic and Subantarctic regions are described, mapped, and illustrated, including the description of 6 new species. Two more species, one of them new, from waters closely adjacent to the Subantarctic regions are also considered, as well as 4 previously published records of Scleractinia of uncertain identity. A chronological, annotated list of all papers dealing with Antarctic Scleractinia is provided. A zoogeographic analysis describes common patterns of species distributions, and the faunas of various geographic areas are discussed. Scleractinia from South Pacific seamounts, some of which may form deepwater coral banks, are particularly noted.