This illustrated field guide also includes brief information on corals and coral formation and the biology and ecology of associated animal groups.
Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Reef formation. 2. Life on coral reefs. 3. Value of coral reefs. 4. Coral reefs of A and N Islands. 5. Faunal composition of reefs. 6. Reef associates: i. Reef flora. ii. Reef fauna. iii. Corals. iv. Soft corals, seafans and seawhips. v. Reef worms. vi. Crustaceans. vii. Molluscs. viii. Echinoderms. ix. Reef fishes. x. Turtles. xi. Sea snakes. 7. Threats to the reefs of A and N Islands. 8. Impact of earthquake and Tsunami on coral reefs. References. Annexure.