Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 157–158 | Cite as

First record of the scleractinian coral Psammocora albopicta from Korean waters

  • V. Denis
  • L. Ribas Deulofeu
  • S. De Palmas
  • C. A. ChenEmail author


Reef Coral Korean Peninsula Range Extension Coral Species Scleractinian Coral 
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Academia Sinica Thematic Grants. Grant NSC-NRF (100-2923-B-001-005-MY2). NSC Post-Doctoral fellowship to V.D.

Supplementary material

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Details of the skeletal structures of Psammocora albopicta: a general aspect of the colony, b close-up observation, c structure of a corallite (JPEG 143 kb)

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High resolution image (TIFF 4682 kb)


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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Denis
    • 1
  • L. Ribas Deulofeu
    • 1
  • S. De Palmas
    • 1
  • C. A. Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Biodiversity Research CenterAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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