Abstract

Several years ago two new species of the reef-building coral genus Coscinaraea were discovered nearly simultaneously in the extreme eastern and south-western parts of Australia. ... The two new species described below occur at the extreme southern limits of hermatypic corals in eastern and south-western Australia. The most southerly occurrence of Coscinaraea known to this time is at Rundle Island (23°30'S.) on the Great Barrier Reefs (Wells, 155, p. 25, and chart), about 600 miles north of Sydney and where the winter minimum temperatures are about 17°C. The genus has not been previously reported from northwestern or western Australia. In eastern Australia the writer (1955) has noted the occurrence of a few reef coral genera as far south as Sydney: Montipora, Cyphastrea, Turbinaria, Stylocoeniella and Plesiastrea. To this short list is now added Coscinaraea mcneilli n.sp., from Manly Cove and vicinity, in waters where the temperature range is from 12°C in June to 24.5°C in January.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Wells, 1962, Rec. Aust. Mus. 25(11): 239–242
Author
J. W. Wells
Year
1962
Title
Two new scleractinian corals from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
25
Issue
11
Start Page
239
End Page
242
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.25.1962.663
Language
English
Plates
plates xvi–xviii
Date Published
19 June 1962
Cover Date
19 June 1962
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 August 2009
Reference Number
663
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