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Vermeij et al. 2003


scientific article | Bull Mar Sci | open access Open access small

A new species of scleractinian coral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), Madracis carmabi N. Sp. from the Caribbean

Vermeij MJA, Diekmann OE, Bak RPM

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Abstract

Madracis carmabi, n. sp. is a relatively common zooxanthellate scleractinian coral found throughout the Caribbean. The species is described based on colonies collected from Curaçao. Features that distinguish this species from other Madracis species are the combination of (1) a branching morphology, and (2) decameral septal organization. The species is mostly found between 20–40 m depth. Hybridization between Madracis decactis and Madracis formosa is proposed as a process leading to this new species following the principles of reticulate evolution.

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Depth range
15- 45 m

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Fields
Biodiversity Evolution Taxonomy

Research focus
Scleractinia (Hard Corals)

Locations
Curaçao

Research platforms
Diving (unspecified)

Reports new species
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Rolf Bak ( 15 pubs)
Mark Vermeij ( 7 pubs)