The Coral Triangle: The Most Species Rich Marine Region on Earth

Show simple item record Asaad, Irawan Lundquist, Carolyn J Erdmann, Mark V Costello, Mark J 2021-12-02T22:52:49Z 2021-12-02T22:52:49Z 2020-1-1
dc.identifier.isbn 9780128160961
dc.description.abstract The Coral Triangle encompasses parts of South-East Asia and the Western Pacific and is a priority for marine biodiversity conservation because it has the highest species richness, and endemicity, of any marine region globally. Considered to be the region with the world's highest shallow-water reef-building coral species, reef fishes and mangrove biodiversity, this region also comprises important habitats for threatened species. Areas of high biodiversity importance are clustered along the southern part of the Philippines, the north-eastern part of Malaysian Sabah, central to eastern part of Indonesia, the eastern part of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Yet, the marine resources in this region are threatened by various human-induced factors and climate change-induced impacts.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes
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dc.title The Coral Triangle: The Most Species Rich Marine Region on Earth
dc.type Book Item
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/b978-0-12-409548-9.11801-9
pubs.begin-page 539
pubs.volume 4-5 2021-11-21T00:54:38Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 546
pubs.publication-status Published
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pubs.elements-id 873610

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