Data about <i>Porites cumulatus</i>
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Glossary for Porites cumulatus
- Calcium carbonate (CO3Ca), aragonite structure
- calcium carbonate
- A carbonate salt that has formula CO3Ca
- conservation status
- coral reef
- Aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, marine waters with little nutrients in the water.
- A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
- A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
- The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
- The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
- Meters. A length unit which is equal to the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.
- marine biome
- An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
- marine habitat
- A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
- mineralized tissue
- A specialized form of biogenic tissue in which the extracellular matrix is mineralized, and which functions in mechanical and structural support.
- Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
- population trend
- A ridge of rocks, lying near the surface of the sea, which may be visible at low tide, but is usually covered by water.
- A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
- A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
- water depth
- The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
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