Marine Biology

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 157–165 | Cite as

Application of tree architectural models to reef-coral growth forms

  • J. -M. Dauget


With the aim of gaining a better understanding of constant traits in coral colony form, architectural methods used for tropical trees were applied to 16 hermatypic ramose coral species of the Seribu archipelago (North of Jakarta, Java Sea, Indonesia), in 1983. Architectural analysis of colonies has distinguished four simple and stable architectural models. A new interpretation of coral colony form is proposed using both the architectural model and the reiteration of the model.


Indonesia Colony Form Growth Form Coral Species Tropical Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -M. Dauget
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Botanique, Institut de BotaniqueUniversité des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellierFrance

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