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Calcification rate data:
Note that only some of CoralNet's labels have rates provided, and many of those labels only have rates provided in one region.
You can view all the rates CoralNet provides in CSV format here:
Rates are in units of kg CaCO3 m-2 yr-1. A rate above 0 means that the label's presence contributes to positive carbonate production (i.e., calcification). A rate below 0 means that the label's presence contributes to negative carbonate production (i.e., bioerosion).
CoralNet's calcification rates are derived from ReefBudget's data.
Locally abundant in clear shallow water. Rare outside the Hawaiian Islands. Spine shape variable. Pale brown with light bands at night. Overall diameter of 10 inches. Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific. The species name has long been spelled with two 'm's in the middle but only one 'm' is correct