Hermatypic coral

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Hermatypic corals, or stony corals, are reef-building corals, while corals that do not deposit aragonite structures and contribute to coral reef development are referred to as ahermatypic (non-reef-building) species.[1]


  1. ^ Schuhmacher H, Zibrowius H (2006). "What is hermatypic?". Coral Reefs 4: 1–9. doi:10.1007/BF00302198.