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Rhizopsammia wellingtoni Wells, 1982

Wellington's solitary coral

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Wells, J. W. (1983). Annotated List of the Scleractinian Corals of the Galápagos Islands, pp. 212-295. In: Glynn, P. W. and Wellington, G. M. (eds.). Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galapagos Islands. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Conservation Status

Last recorded in 2000.

[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/63579/0]Critically Endangered[/url]

 

Distribution

Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador

 

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Literature

Original scientific description:

Wells, J. W. (1983). Annotated List of the Scleractinian Corals of the Galápagos Islands, pp. 212-295. In: Glynn, P. W. and Wellington, G. M. (eds.). Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galapagos Islands. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Other references:

Cairns, S.D. 1991. A revision of the ahermatypic Scleractinia of the Galápagos and Cocos Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 504: 32.

Edgar, G. and Garske, L. 2005. Conservation Outcome Indicators for the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Report to Conservation International. Pto. Ayora, Galápagos.

Glynn, P.W. and Wellington, G.M. 1983. Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galápagos Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley. 297 pp.

Hickman, C. 2005. A Field Guide to Corals of Galápagos. Sugar Spring Press, Lexington, VA. 52 pp.

Hickman, C., Edgar, G., & Chiriboga, A. 2007. Rhizopsammia wellingtoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63579A12683468. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T63579A12683468.en. Downloaded on 25 December 2015.

Reyes-Bonilla, H. 2002. Checklist of valid names and synonyms of the stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from eastern Pacific. Journal of Natural History 36: 1-13.

Witman, J.D. and Smith, F. 2003. Rapid community change at a tropical upwelling site in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 25-45.

 

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