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Table 2 Biodiversity of scleractinian corals in the intertidal rock pools of KwaZulu-Natal, at four sites

From: Large fluctuations but constant mean temperatures allow corals to persist in intertidal rock pools on the east coast of South Africa

Family Genus Species Sodwana Bay Treasure Beach Isipingo Munster
Pocilloporidae Pocillopora verrucosa * * * *
   damicornis * * *  
  Stylophora pistillata   *   *
Acroporidae Acropora (a) * * *  
   (b)   * *  
Siderastreidae Anomastrea irregularis * * * *
Agariciidae Pavona venosa * * *  
Mussidae Acanthastrea echinata * * * *
  Blastomussa merleti    *  
  Unidentified   * *   
Merulinidae Hydnophora exesa * * *  
  Favia malthaii/pallida    *  
   speciosa *    *
  Favites pentagona * * * *
  Goniastrea (d) *    
Poritidae Porites (e) * * *  
  1. Species is unknown for those marked (a–e)
  2. * Represents at least one observation of that group