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Table 3 Mean values of bioconcentration factors (×103 ppb) of heavy metals in coral species collected from the area of study

From: Heavy metals distribution in the coral reef ecosystems of the Northern Red Sea

Coral species Metals
Cu Zn Pb Cd Ni Co Fe
Hard corals
 Acropora hemprichi 1.26 3.55 31.81 7.93 2.36 13.49 5.12
 Acropora pharaonis 1.09 1.98 45.72 11.96 2.93 15.47 3.50
 Acropora humilis 1.22 2.74 44.64 12.56 3.17 15.22 3.65
 Stylophora pistillata 0.97 1.51 43.37 12.28 3.20 16.01 3.60
Soft corals
 Lithophyton arboreum 1.18 8.22 48.52 15.06 3.47 14.73 3.95
 Sarcophyton trocheliophorum 1.82 5.64 33.42 6.23 1.47 8.63 4.39
 Sinularia spp. 1.69 5.64 54.64 16.68 9.10 20.81 3.37