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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part A

Staghorn coral (Genus-Acropora) of Elphinstone Island in Myeik archipelago, southern Taninthayi coast of Myanmar


Author(s): Zarni Ko Ko

Abstract: This study was carried out from Elphinstone Island and adjacent Islands: Taung Pan Gyi, Taung Pan Nge, Maw Shin, Sha Aw and The Hnit Tan of Tanintharyi Coastal Region. All collected coral specimens were recorded which composed by 41 species of Acropora during the present study period. The highest number of coral species (20) was found in Taung Pan Gyi and Mon Shin Stations. The lowest number of coral species (12) was found in Sha Aw Station (Table 2). The environmental parameter such as temperature, salinity and transparency ranged from 27-29 ºC, 30-36‰ and 4.8-5.6m respectively. The temperature and transparency ranges were slightly differed but the salinity range differed considerably. Acropora formosa, A. valida, A. nasuta and A. horrida were found to be common in the present study areas.

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How to cite this article:
Zarni Ko Ko. Staghorn coral (Genus-Acropora) of Elphinstone Island in Myeik archipelago, southern Taninthayi coast of Myanmar. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):30-33.
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