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Kenyan reef corals sampled in November 1990
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Melles A.; Borel Best M.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB: Belgium; National Museum of Natural History: The Netherlands; (2016): Kenyan reef corals sampled in November 1990.

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This dataset contains a taxonomic list of corals found at the Kenyan reefs (i.e. in Nyali, Bamburi South & North, Vipingo, Malindi) during a sampling campaign in November 1990. Corals were collected by snorkeling and SCUBA diving. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Melles, A. (1991). Taxonomic and sclerochronological studies of Kenyan reef corals. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 83 pp.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Coral, Coral reefs, diver, human, ISW, Kenya, coast, Malindi Bay, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Vipingo, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Acroporidae Verrill, 1901, Agariciidae Gray, 1847, Anthozoa, Caryophylliidae Dana, 1846, Faviidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857, Fungiidae Dana, 1846, , Mussidae Ortmann, 1890, Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815, Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840, Poritidae Gray, 1840, Tubipora Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 40,3938; MinLat: -3,1873 - MaxLong: 40,3938; MaxLat: -3,1873 [WGS84]
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenyan Coast [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
November 1990

Taxonomic coverage
Acroporidae Verrill, 1901 [WoRMS]
Agariciidae Gray, 1847 [WoRMS]
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Caryophylliidae Dana, 1846 [WoRMS]
Faviidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 [WoRMS]
Fungiidae Dana, 1846 [WoRMS]
Mussidae Ortmann, 1890 [WoRMS]
Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840 [WoRMS]
Poritidae Gray, 1840 [WoRMS]
Tubipora Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Presence of biota

Melles, Amanuel, data creatordata creator
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999), more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
Melles, A. (1991). Taxonomic and sclerochronological studies of Kenyan reef corals. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 83 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-14
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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