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Table 2 Summary of ecological and morphological features of Goniopora stokesi and G. stokesi -like specimens

From: Phylogenetic and taxonomic status of the coral Goniopora stokesi and related species (Scleractinia: Poritidae) in Japan based on molecular and morphological data

  G. stokesi G. stokesi-like specimens
Sitea OU NK IR AM IR MO MO
No. of colonies collected OU12, OU14, OU17, OU19, OU20, OU22, OU24, OU26, OU41, OU43 NK1 IR27, IR65 AM74 IR22 MO53 MO82
AM75
AM89
Sampling date May and October 2009 August 2010 June and August 2011 December 2011 June 2011 March 2011 February 2011
No. of colonies observed in the field >20 >20 2 3 1 1 1
Living form Free-living Free-living Free-living Free-living Attached Attached Attached
Depth (m) 18 to 29 20 21 to 29 3 to 10 19 10 6
Daughter colonies Yes Yes No No No No No
Polyp morphology G. stokesi G. stokesi G. stokesi G. djiboutiensis G. stokesi G. stokesi G. tenuidens
Skeletal morphology G. stokesi G. stokesi G. stokesi G. djiboutiensis or G. cf. djiboutiensis G. djiboutiensis G. cf. djiboutiensis G. cf. stokesi
  1. aSite abbreviations are defined in Figure 1. See Table 1 for more information.