Comparison of coral (Anthozoa) in Telašćica Nature Park, National Park Kornati and Mljet National Park

Matas, Vanja (2010) Comparison of coral (Anthozoa) in Telašćica Nature Park, National Park Kornati and Mljet National Park. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The underwater world of the Adriatic Sea abounds with various habitats which are inhabited with many different life communities. With the goal of a better knowledge of coral fauna, while diving with autonomous diving devices, there were listed species and collected samples of corals at 25 locations within the boundaries of Nature Park „Telašćica“, National park „Kornati“ and National Park „Mljet“. Locations that were observed included the exposed, outer sides of the islands. There were noted down 53 species of corals, 43 species from the subclass Hexacorallia and 10 species from the subclass Octocorallia. The greatest number of coral species was found at location „Prisika“ (38) in Nature Park „Telašćica“ while the minimum number of coral species was found at location „Straţica“ (13) in National Park „Mljet“. Species Actinia equina, Caryophyllia inornata, Caryophyllia smithii, Hoplangia durotrix, Leptopsammia pruvoti and Madracis pharensis were found at all observed locations, while species Parazoanthus axinellae and Phyllangia mouchezi were found at 24 of 25 locations. Species Antipathes subpinnata, Diadumene lineata and Thalamophyllia gasti were found only at the location Prisika in Nature Park „Telašćica“. Locations are statistically compared on presence and absence of coral species by location. Results showed grouping of locations in National Park „Telašćica“ and National Park „Kornati“, while locations in National Park „Mljet“ are separated.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: coral, Anthozoa, Telašćica Nature Park, National Park Kornati, Mljet National Park
Supervisor: Kružić, Petar
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 94
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 12:54
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 11:21
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2639

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