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Annotated checklist for Stony Corals of American Samoa and Mesophotic Depth Records

Latest version published by ZooKeys on May 13, 2019 ZooKeys

This dataset represents a complete analysis of coral species occurrences across 51 different references or datasets for the US Territory of American Samoa. Each row in the data represents the exact spelling for each mention of that species name. Additional data was collected on each mention as available and is shown in the various fields of the dataset.

This dataset represents the taxonomic details associated with a complete analysis of coral species occurrences across 51 different references or datasets for the US Territory of American Samoa. Additional information on the status under the US Endangered Species Act, IUCN Red List, the evidence and status within American Samoa, and the recorded geographic range extension. Each row represents a unique spelling of a coral name reported from American Samoa.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 745 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
    745
  • Occurrence 
    32278

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 745 records in English (573 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (12 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Montgomery A, Toonen R, Fenner D (2019): Annotated checklist for Stony Corals of American Samoa and Mesophotic Depth Records. v1.2. ZooKeys. Dataset/Checklist. http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=annotated_checklist_for_stony_corals_of_american_samoa_with_reference_to_mesophotic_depth_records&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is ZooKeys. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 34e5d258-a1bc-49c6-8c25-56609a300015.  ZooKeys publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Checklist; Mesophotic coral ecosystems; WoRMS; World List of Scleractinia; new records; Scleractinia; Milleporidae; Stylasteridae; Helioporidae; Derivedfromoccurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Anthony Montgomery
Graduate Student
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology 46-007 Lilipuna Rd 96744 Kaneohe HI US 808-792-9456
Rob Toonen
Professor
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology 46-007 Lilipuna Rd 96744 Kaneohe HI US
Doug Fenner
Consultant
Ocean Associates, Inc., NOAA Fisheries Service AS AS

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anthony Montgomery
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology 46-007 Lilipuna Rd 96744 Kaneohe HI US 808-792-9456

Who filled in the metadata:

Anthony Montgomery
Graduate Student
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology 808-792-9456

Geographic Coverage

Territory of American Samoa includes the islands of Tutuilla, Ofu, Olosega, Tau, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-15.051, -171.167], North East [-11.027, -166.201]

Taxonomic Coverage

The stony corals were corals reported above 150 m depth and were mostly zooxanthellate and hermatypic corals.

Order  Scleractinia (stony corals)
Family  Milleporidae (fire coral),  Stylasteridae (lace coral),  Heliporidae (blue coral)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1924-01-01 / 2019-01-01

Project Data

An annotated checklist of the stony corals (Scleractinia, Milleporidae, Stylasteridae, and Helioporidae) of American Sāmoa is presented. A total of 377 valid species have been reported from American Sāmoa with 342 species considered either present (251) or possibly present (91). Of these 342 species, 66 have a recorded geographical range extension and 90 have been reported from mesophotic depths (30–150 m). Additionally, four new species records (Acanthastrea subechinata Veron, 2000, Favites paraflexuosus Veron, 2000, Echinophyllia echinoporoides Veron & Pichon, 1980, Turbinaria irregularis Bernard, 1896) are presented. Coral species of concern include species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species. Approximately 17.5% of the species present or possibly present are categorized as threatened by IUCN compared to 27% of the species globally. American Sāmoa has seven ESA-listed or ESA candidate species, including Acropora globiceps (Dana, 1846), Acropora jacquelineae Wallace, 1994, Acropora retusa (Dana, 1846), Acropora speciosa (Quelch, 1886), Fimbriaphyllia paradivisa (Veron, 1990), Isopora crateriformis (Gardiner, 1898), and Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846. There are two additional species possibly present, i.e. Pavona diffluens (Lamarck, 1816) and Porites napopora Veron, 2000.

Title Annotated checklist for stony corals of American Sāmoa with reference to mesophotic depth records
Identifier NA
Funding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (NA15NOS4820082) and the Colonel Willys E. Lord, DVM and Sandina L. Lord Scholarship Fund for the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology for funding.
Study Area Description Territory of American Samoa
Design Description Literature review and analysis of reported occurrences.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Anthony Montgomery
Author
Rob Toonen
Author
Doug Fenner

Sampling Methods

NA

Study Extent NA
Quality Control Data validated in R and peer review

Method step description:

  1. See methods of publication

Additional Metadata

NA

Purpose These data allows other researchers to evaluate the species and locations of the coral species reported from American Samoa. The identification or correctness of each species occurrence is only as good as the source data which frequently can not be validated. Extensive discussion on this limitation and how we dealt with these limitations in the published manuscript.
Maintenance Description As needed
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=annotated_checklist_for_stony_corals_of_american_samoa_with_reference_to_mesophotic_depth_records