Ayre, D.J. and Resing, J.M. 1986. Sexual and asexual production of planulae in reef corals, Marine Biology 90: 187-190.
Summary: This study investigates the reproduction of corals in the Great Barrier Reef, in particular the production of brooded planulae. This is investigated for both hermatypic (zooxanthellate) and ahermatypic (non zooxanthellate) scleractinian coral species.
Blomquist, C.H., Lima, P.H., Tarrant,A.M., Atkinson,M.J. and Atkinson, S. 2006. 17�-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17�-HSD) in scleractinian corals and zooxanthellae, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 143: 397-403.
Summary: This project attempts to characterise the isoforms of 17�-HSD (a type of sex steroid regulator), as well as seasonal activity levels and the role played by zooxanthellae (endosymbiotic dinoflagellates), if any, to compound activity.
Cort�s, H.J., Glynn, P.W. and Richmond, R.H. 1990. Coral mortality associated with dinoflagellate blooms in the eastern Pacific (Costa Rica and Panama), Marine Ecology Progress Series 60(3): 299-304
Creed, J.C. 2006. Two invasive alien azooxanthellate corals, Tubastraea coccinea and Tubastraea tagusensis, dominate the native zooxanthellate Mussismilia hispida in Brazil, Coral Reefs 25: 350.
Summary: This article gives the information on two invasive coral species in Brazil.
Creed, J.C., Paula, A.F. De, 2007. Substratum preference during recruitment of two invasive alien corals onto shallow-subtidal tropical rocky shores. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 330: 101-111
De Paula A F, Creed J C, 2004. Two species of the coral Tubastraea (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) in Brazil: a case of accidental introduction. Bull Mar Sci 74:175�183
De Paula A F, Creed J C, 2005. Spatial distribution and abundance of nonindigenous coral genus Tubastraea (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) around Ilha Grande, Brazil. Bras J Biol 65: 661�673
Fenner, D. and Banks, K. 2004. Orange Cup Coral Tubastraea coccinea invades Florida and the Flower Garden Banks, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Coral Reefs 23: 505-507.
Summary: This is the first report of Tubastraea coccinea in Florida and the Flower Garden Banks of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Fenner, D., Clark, T.H., Turner, J.R. and Chapman, B. 2004. A checklist of the corals of the island state of Rodrigues, Mauritius, Journal of Natural History 38: 3091-3102.
Summary: This study created an inventory of the coral species which occur in the shallow waters around Rodrigues island.
Ferreira, C.E.L. 2003. Non-indigenous corals at marginal sites, Coral Reefs 22: 498.
Summary: This article provides information on non-indigenous corals in southeast Brazil.
Guzman, H.M., Guevara, C.A. and Breedy, A.O. 2004. Distribution, diversity, and conservation of coral reefs and coral communities in the largest marine protected area of Pacific Panama (Coiba Island), Environmental Conservation 31(2): 111�121.
Summary: This study characterises the richness and distribution of scleractinian and gorgonian coral communities. It describes live cover and relative abundance of corals and other sessile organisms in such coral communities.
Harrison P.L. & Wallace, C.C. 1990. Reproduction, dispersal and recruitment of scleractinian corals. In: Dubinsky Z (ed) Ecosystems of the World: Coral Reefs. Elsevier Science, New York p 133-207.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2006. Online Database Tubastraea coccinea.Summary:
An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=53808 [Accessed 8 December 2006]
Ridgl, B. and Velimirov, B. 1994. The structure of coral communities at Hurghada in the nothern Red Sea, PSZNI: Marine Ecology 15(3/4): 213-231.
Summary: This study looks at coral cover and abundance as indicators of reef community difference. It investigates zonation patterns and uses them to estimated changes in species richness and diversity.
Sammarco P W, Atchison A D, Boland G S, 2004. Expansion of coral communities within the Northern Gulf of Mexico via offshore oil and gas platforms. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 280: 129�143
Vermeij, M.J.A. 2005. A novel growth strategy allows Tubastrea coccinea to escape small-scale adverse conditions and start over again, Coral Reefs 24: 442.
Summary: This article discusses the growth strategy of Tubastrea coccinea employed under adverse conditions.
Vermeij, M.J.A. 2006. Early life-history dynamics of Caribbean coral species on artificial substratum: the importance of competition, growth and variation in life-history strategy, Coral Reefs 25: 59-71.
Summary: The development of a coral benthic community was monitored and quantified for six years (1998�2004) on an artificial settlement substrate in Curacao (Netherlands Antilles).