Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument Coral Species List
Entry ID: VINPCoralSpeciesList

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Summary
Abstract: The list of corals for the Virgin Islands National Park/Biosphere Reserve has been compiled and added to during four decades of research and monitoring of coral reef resources in the waters around St. John. The majority of this list comes from Beets and Lewand (1986) with additions and updates by several other experts over the years. Specimens of most of these species reside in the natural history collection at the V.I. National Park.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Record Count and Taxa Count 53

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: publication date


Purpose: Inventory of Marine Organisms at Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS)

Virgin Islands National Park web site available at http://www.nps.gov/viis/index.htm

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Homepage for Virgin Islands National Park


Geographic Coverage
 N: 18.333332 S: 18.333332  E: -64.74999  W: -64.74999

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rafe Boulon
Dataset Title: Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument Coral Species List
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, Virgin Islands 00830
Dataset Publisher: Virgin Islands National Park
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-01-27


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > VIRGIN ISLANDS


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/OCTOCORALS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Quality
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: BioGeomancer WorkBench, 7550 meters


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Use Constraints
Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Rafe Boulon must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. For information purposes, email the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing USGS databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.


Keywords
St. John
Anthozoa
Scleractinia
Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Hexacorallia
Astrocoeniinae
Pocilloporidae
Acroporidae
Agariciidae
Siderastreidae
Poritidae
Faviidae
Oculinidae
Meandrinidae
Mussidae
Caryophylliidae
Dendrophylliidae
Milleporina
Rhizangiidae


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Dataset ID: VINPCoralSpeciesList

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu



Distribution
Distribution_Format: Text
Fees: None


Personnel
RAFE BOULON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 340-693-8950 x224
Email: rafe_boulon at nps.gov
Contact Address:
VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK / VIRGIN ISLANDS CORAL REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT
1300 Cruz Bay Creek
City: St. John
Province or State: VI
Postal Code: 00830
Country: USA


PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-23

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