Summary of American Samoa corals transects databases
unpublished spreadsheet summaries by Dr. Charles Birkeland.

Manua Islands and Rose Atoll transects
Tutuila and Aunu'u transects

Species considered synonyms in the table summarizing corals recorded in transect studies:

 

Stylopora mordax                    [S. pistillata is not synonymous with S. mordax, but only S. mordax has been found in American Samoa.]

 

Pocillopora damicornis           [P. brevicornis]

 

Acropora muricata                  [A. formosa]

 

Acropora abrotanoides           [A. danai]

 

Acropora nobilis                     [A. intermedia]

 

Porites monticulosa                 [P. convexa]

 

Psammocora nierstraszi          [P. samoensis]

 

Fungia horrida                        [Fungia valida]

 

Merulina ampliata                   [M. vaughani]

 

Lobophyllia hemprichii           [L. costata]

 

Leptastrea transversa              [L. immersa]

 

Tubastraea aurea                    [T. coccinea]

 

Turbinaria reniformis              [T. veluta]