Data sets

Identity and abundance of soft corals (Alcyonacea: Octocorallia) from shallow waters in Chagos.


Type
underwater
Subject
biological_organisms
Lifeform
coral_soft
Stress
Contact
G.B. Reinicke
Contact email
Start year
1996
End year
1996
Resource lineage
Data extracted from publication by Elizabeth Widman.
Data format
xlsx
Description
Species and abundance surveys of soft corals from the 1996 expedition yielded. Around 70 octocoral species were identified and a species list is included. Alcyonacean corals were examined in various sites and habitats from reef flats to deep reef slopes at 40-50 m depth.**Data for Figure 3** Results of line transect surveys at Peros Banhos Atoll (conducted by R Crawford, May 1979).SE seaward slope of Ile Fouquet, 8-39m and SE seaward slope of Ile Fouquet, 10-36m.**Data for Figure 4** Results of line transect surveys at Peros Banhos Atoll (conducted by R. Crawford, May 1979). NW seaward slope off Ile Poule, 3-46m**Data for Figure 5** Results of quadrat transect surveys at Salomons atoll (conducted by R. Crawford, May 1979). NW seaward slope off Ile Anglaise, S-end, 8-33m and Salomons Atoll NW-passage, seaward drop off; 16.5-33m**Table 1.**Sites and habitats surveyed during the expedition and described in the present paper (numbers refer to fig. 1; * = sample sites of R. Crawford; lc = living coverage).**Table 2.** Generalised grouping of soft coral assemblages according to the patterns observed in different habitats of the Chagos reefs**Appendix 1.**Octocoral species list for Chagos
Keywords
Octocorallia soft_corals alcyonacea species_assemblage benthic community_structure abiotic_environment habitat_conditions wave_exposition lagoon
Notes
Link
Local link
Latitude
0.00000000
Longitude
0.00000000
Status
OA
Clearance
0
Local link
Reinicke and Ofwegen 1996.xls
Authors
Reinicke G , Van Ofwegan L .