NIWA corals

Occurrence data of five main species (Enallopsammia rostrata, Goniocorella dumosa, Madrepora oculata, Oculina virgosa, and Solenosmilia variabilis) of habitat-forming cold water corals in the New Zealand region. Determining the distribution of habitat forming scleractinian corals in the New Zealand region is necessary in order to understand the ecological significance of these taxa and the likely impact of anthropogenic activities on their persistence. Historical records from early publications, research trawl surveys, commercial fishing bycatch and recent biodiversity surveys were compiled for the habitat-forming coral species Madrepora oculata, Solenosmilia variabilis, Goniocorella dumosa, Enallopsammia rostrata and Oculina virgosa. These data were used to describe the observed depth, geographic distribution and geomorphic habitat associations of the study corals in the region. Citation:  Tracey, D.M, Rowden, A.A., Mackay, K.A., and Compton, T. (2014). Habitat-forming cold-water corals in the New Zealand region. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 631 records. Online:  http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=niwacorals  Released on May 8, 2014.Bibliographic Citations:  Tracey, D.M, Rowden, A.A., Mackay, K.A., and Compton, T. 2011. Habitat-forming cold-water corals show affinity for seamounts in the New Zealand region. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 430: 1-22

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Theme ["geospatial"]
Author National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Maintainer Tilmann Steinmetz
Maintainer Email Tilmann Steinmetz
Source http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/eb67e4e0b0694600b95373310915e7f4_0
Created 2016-06-09T02:18:25.000Z
Date modified 2019-01-26T22:44:37.962Z
Language English
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Source Identifier http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/eb67e4e0b0694600b95373310915e7f4_0
Record created January 24, 2019, Last Updated February 1, 2019