Mussismilia braziliensis is endemic to Brazil and is found along the coast of Bahia state, including the Abrolhos Bank which is famous for its biodiversity.
Francini-Filho, R. et al. 2010. Seasonal prevalence of white plague like disease on the endemic Brazilian reef coral Mussismilia braziliensis. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res. 38(2):292-296
Fukami, H., Chen, C.A., Budd, A.F., Collins, A. Wallace, C. Et al. 2008. Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes Suggest that Stony Corals are Monophyletic but Most Families of Stony Corals Are Not (Order Scleractinia, Class Anthozoa, Phylum Cnidaria). PLoS ONE 3(9):e3222. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003222
Nunes, F. et al. 2008. Re-evaluation of the systematic of the endemic corals of Brazil by molecular data. Coral Reefs. 27:423-432
Obura, D., Fenner, D., Hoeksema, B., Devantier, L. & Sheppard, C. 2008. Mussismilia braziliensis. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 January 2011.
Pires, D.O. et al. 1999. Reef coral reproduction in the Abrolhos Reef Complex, Brazil: the endemic genus Mussismilia. Mar Biol 135:463-471
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2009). Scientific Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity. Montreal, Technical Series No. 46, 61 pages
Sutherland, K.P. et al. 2004. Disease and immunity in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific zooxanthellate corals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 266:273-302
Veron J.E.N. 2000. Corals of the World. Volume 2. Townsville. Australian Institute of Marine Science
Veron, J.E.N. et al. 2009. The coral reef crises: The critical importance of <350 ppm CO2. Mar Pollut Bul 58:1428-1436
Wilkinson, C. 2008. Status of coral reefs of the world: 2008. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Center, Townsville, Australia.
Distribution map based on data provided by the IUCN Spatial Data Collection.
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