Distribution of living benthic Foraminifera on the back-reef and outer slopes of a high island (Moorea French Polynesia)

  title={Distribution of living benthic Foraminifera on the back-reef and outer slopes of a high island (Moorea French Polynesia)},
  author={Marie-Th{\'e}r{\`e}se V{\'e}nec-Peyr{\'e}},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Living foraminifera were examined on both sides of the barrier reef across a section situated on the north-west part of the high island of Moorea (Society Archipelago, French Polynesia). In all, 87 species were found: 62 in the back-reef area (fringing reef, channel and barrier reef) and 72 on the outer slope; 47 were common to both zones. This study points out the importance of substrates in the distribution pattern of foraminifera. The sediments are essentially inhabited by epipsammitic… CONTINUE READING

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