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Distribution and abundance of corals along the Kenyan coast
Citable as data publication
Muthiga N.; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2016): Distribution and abundance of corals along the Kenyan coast.

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Tentative checklist of hermatypic coral species and distribution of coral genera along the Kenyan coast. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Polk, P. (Ed.) (1986). Kenya report. VUB: Brussel. 358 pp. more

The checklist includes corals identified in the field, and corals that are part of the KMFRI collection and the University of Nairobi, Zoology Department collection.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Checklists, Coral reefs, Corals, ISW, Kenya, coast, Bamburi, ISW, Kenya, coast, Kanamai, ISW, Kenya, coast, Malindi, marine national park, ISW, Kenya, coast, shimoni, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Tiwi, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Diani, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali, ISW, Kenya, Mida Creek, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Kenya, Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Acropora Oken, 1815, Anthozoa, Favia Oken, 1815, , Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816, Porites Link, 1807, Scleractinia, Stylophora Schweigger, 1820

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 39,3667; MinLat: -4,6167 - MaxLong: 41,2393; MaxLat: -2,0226 [WGS84]
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Diani
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenya, Mida Creek [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenyan Coast [Marine Regions]
Kenya, Kiunga Marine National Reserve

Taxonomic coverage
Acropora Oken, 1815 [WoRMS]
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Favia Oken, 1815 [WoRMS]
Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816 [WoRMS]
Porites Link, 1807 [WoRMS]
Scleractinia [WoRMS]
Stylophora Schweigger, 1820 [WoRMS]

Presence/absence of biota

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI)data creator
Muthiga, Nyawira

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
Polk, P. (Ed.) (1986). Kenya report. VUB: Brussel. 358 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-07-01
Information last updated: 2016-08-11
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