20Jan 2017

Some Aspects on the Taxonomy and Identification of Corals.

  • A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690041.
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A brief analysis of the taxonomy and the identification methods of corals are provided. The attention is drawn to difficulties and mistakes, which have occurred in their systematics, in the selection of type-species and their holotypes. Modern methods for morphometric, biochemical, and genetic researches are considered using examples in solving taxonomic problems and identifying corals. It is concluded that the taxonomy of corals came into the historical stage in the twenty-first century, when the previous nomenclature uncertainty began to be removed due to the availability of all data connecting taxonomic, phylogenetic, biogeographical, ecological, paleontological, and bibliographical, as well as environmental data.


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[Yu.Ya. Latypov. (2017); Some Aspects on the Taxonomy and Identification of Corals. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 363-370] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Yuri Latypov
A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, National Scientific Center of Marine Biology

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2755       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2755


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