Scientists have recorded four species of azooxanthellate corals for the first time from Indian waters.
What are azooxanthellate corals?
The four species found are:
What are the ideal environmental conditions for corals to grow?
Corals in India
Types of coral reefs in India
India has three major prevailing types of coral reefs:
Atolls: Atolls are formed on mid-oceanic ridges. They are shaped circularly or elliptically and are surrounded by seas on all four sides and have shallow waters in the center called a lagoon.
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