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Title: Results of Thirty Years of Research on Corals and Reefs of Vietnam
Authors: Latypov, Yuri Ya.
Keywords: Scleractinia
Coral communities
Species richness
Issue Date: 2016
Series/Report no.: Open Journal of Marine Science;pp. 283-292
Abstract: The author traced the history of the thirty years of study of the Vietnamese reefs since the second half of the 20th century up to the present time. This paper describes the types of reefs, taxonomic composition and structure of Scleractinian reef ecosystems. It is shown that due to a high level of diverse knowledge revealed, high species richness of coral fauna of Vietnam (376 species of 80 genera) is a single point of origin coral fauna Indo-Pacific. Analysis of knowledge of Vietnamese corals and reefs revealed the extent of their positive or negative status under anthropogenic in-fluence or under the level of wilderness protection, experiment on artificial cultivation of corals and the re-establishment of a coral community.
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