Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorArrigoni, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorBouwmeester, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorTerraneo, Tullia Isotta
dc.contributor.authorBenzoni, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26T13:53:41Z
dc.date.available2019-11-26T13:53:41Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-07
dc.identifier.citationBerumen, M. L., Arrigoni, R., Bouwmeester, J., Terraneo, T. I., & Benzoni, F. (2019). Corals of the Red Sea. Coral Reefs of the World, 123–155. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05802-9_7
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-05802-9_7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/660249
dc.description.abstractThe biodiversity of Red Sea corals captured the attention of some of the earliest European natural historians. Many of the first descriptions of tropical reef corals were based on Red Sea material. Modern approaches to resolve the notorious challenges of coral taxonomy have only recently been applied to Red Sea taxa. This chapter reviews current knowledge of the distributions of coral species in the Arabian region, including assessments of endemism. We also review new species described (or resurrected) since the last major assessment (in 2002). Where sufficient data is available, we highlight within-region distribution patterns. The Red Sea has the highest levels of endemism among all regions of the Indian Ocean. Analysis of the similarity of species composition among the Arabian subregions shows that the Red Sea and Socotra Island are the most speciose, but also have distinct community compositions. The regional diversity of Red Sea corals is likely influenced by the unique environmental gradients of the Arabian region. Despite evolving in testing conditions, Red Sea corals have been impacted by global climate change. Recent thermal bleaching events in the Red Sea highlight the pressures and challenges to future recovery.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-030-05802-9_7
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Springer International Publishing
dc.titleCorals of the Red Sea
dc.typeBook Chapter
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.rights.embargodate2020-05-08
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionSmithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA, USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano – Bicocca, Milan, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionUMR ENTROPIE (IRD, Université de La Réunion, CNRS), Laboratoire d’excellence-CORAIL, Centre IRD de Nouméa, Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia, France
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personArrigoni, Roberto
kaust.personBouwmeester, Jessica
kaust.personTerraneo, Tullia Isotta


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record