What is hermatypic?

@article{Schuhmacher2004WhatIH,
  title={What is hermatypic?},
  author={H. Schuhmacher and H. Zibrowius},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-9}
}
The term hermatypic, as widely used in the literature of extant and fossil Scleractinia, includes, by definition (Wells 1933), the confusing generalization of equating reef-building with containing zooxanthellae. In course of time the use of the term diverged into denoting organisms which are either reef-building (including calcareous Rhodophyta) or those that contain zooxanthellae (including soft Alcyonaria). The equation: reef-building corals harbour zooxanthellae and vice-versa, is… Expand
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