• Biology
  • Published 2012

A New Shallow-Water Species, Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. nov. (Scleractinia: Caryophylliidae), from Chaishan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

@inproceedings{Lin2012ANS,
  title={A New Shallow-Water Species, Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. nov. (Scleractinia: Caryophylliidae), from Chaishan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan},
  author={Mei-Fang Lin and Marcelo Visentini Kitahara and Hiroyuki Tachikawa and Shashank Keshavmurthy and Chaolun Allen Chen},
  year={2012}
}
A small population of a new species of zooxanthellate scleractinian coral, Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. nov., is described from shallow water (< 3 m) off Chiashan, Kaohsiung, an uplifted Pleistocene reef located on the southwest coast of Taiwan. Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. nov. is a zooxanthellate coral associated with Symbiodinium Cl and forms small encrusting colonies. Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. nov. differs from other Polycyathus by having (1) the smallest corallites (2.0-3.7 mm in… CONTINUE READING

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