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Last glacial deep-water corals from the Red Sea

Taviani, Marco; Correa, Matthias Lopez; Zibrowius, Helmut; Montagna, Paolo; McCulloch, Malcolm; Ligi, Marco


The present Red Sea deep-sea benthos appears impoverished with respect to the adjacent Indian mother-ocean as a result of severe filters, represented by an extremely shallow sill, high salinity, and high temperature. Today, the Red Sea basin hosts a still poorly known deep-water coral fauna of Indian Ocean affinity. During the Pleistocene, conditions were at times suitable as proven by the findings of last glacial corals (Javania insignis Duncan, 1876, and Trochocyathus virgatus sensu...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Marine Science


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