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Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Reef (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 199

Geoform Origin Biogenic
Geoform Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Reef
Geoform Type Aggregate Coral Reef
Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Carbonate Mound
Coral Head/Bomme
Coral Pinnacle
Fragile Mesophotic Coral Reef
Fringing Coral Reef
Halo
Linear Coral Reef
Patch Coral Reef
Pinnacle Coral Reef
Spur and Groove Coral Reef


Description
Definition Light-dependent coral reefs that occur within the photic zone (the mesophotic reefs occur in the lower part of this zone at depths of 30 - 150 meters). (http://www.mesophotic.org).