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Wolstenholme, J 2004, 'Scleractinian reef corals: identification notes', James Cook University, Townsville, Qld., Unpublished manual.

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The purpose of this booklet is to highlight the characters that are most important for distinguishing species of scleractinian reef corals that I have needed to identify or compare for various purposes. Information is taken from: • The Australian Institute of Marine Science monograph series • Corals of the World by Veron, 2000 • New Species Described in Corals of the WorId by Veron 2002 for species newly described or revised by Veron • Staghorn Corals of the World by Wallace, 1999 for species of Acropora • My notes and observations (1) of the Museum of Tropical Queensland collection for skeletal characters and (2) during field work • Other references as listed under the References at the end of these notes