Habitat-forming Cold Water Corals in the New Zealand region

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Aug 8, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Occurrence data of five main species (Enallopsammia rostrata, Goniocorella dumosa, Madrepora oculata, Oculina virgosa, and Solenosmilia variabilis) of habitat-forming cold water corals in the New Zealand region. Determining the distribution of habitat forming scleractinian corals in the New Zealand region is necessary in order to understand the ecological significance of these taxa and the likely impact of anthropogenic activities on their persistence. Historical records from early publications, research trawl surveys, commercial fishing bycatch and recent biodiversity surveys were compiled for the habitat-forming coral species Madrepora oculata, Solenosmilia variabilis, Goniocorella dumosa, Enallopsammia rostrata and Oculina virgosa. These data were used to describe the observed depth, geographic distribution and geomorphic habitat associations of the study corals in the region.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 631 records.

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Tracey, D.M, Rowden, A.A., Mackay, K.A., and Compton, T. (2014). Habitat-forming cold-water corals in the New Zealand region. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 631 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=niwacorals released on May 8, 2014.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Greta Point Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Greta Point Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Greta Point Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Dianne Tracey
Scientist
NIWA Greta Point Wellington NZ
http://www.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

New Zealand EEZ

Bounding Coordinates South West [-56.317, -170], North East [-26.715, 157]

Taxonomic Coverage

Habitat-forming cold water corals

Species  Solenosmilia variabilis,  Goniocorella dumosa,  Enallopsammia rostrata,  Oculina virgosa,  Madrepora oculata

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1954-02-01 / 2009-07-15

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Tracey, D.M, Rowden, A.A., Mackay, K.A., and Compton, T. 2011. Habitat-forming cold-water corals show affinity for seamounts in the New Zealand region. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 430: 1-22

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 5f02ffba-6104-44a9-9ef0-d4cae2c585f6
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=niwacorals