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Descriptor English: Coral Reefs
Descriptor Spanish: Arrecifes de Coral
Descriptor arrecifes de coral
Entry term(s) arrecife
arrecifes coralinos
atolón
bancos de coral
Scope note: Crestas marinas formadas por CORALES vivos, esqueletos de corales, algas calcáreas y otros organismos, mezclados con minerales y materia orgánica. Suelen encontrarse en aguas tropicales y sustentan otro tipo de vida animal y vegetal. (MeSH/NLM) Arrecife: Estructura rocosa, frecuentemente coralina, que emerge de la superficie del mar, o que se encuentra a muy poca profundidad, y que puede representar un peligro para la navegación (Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992)
Descriptor Portuguese: Recifes de Corais
Descriptor French: Récifs de corail
Entry term(s): Atoll
Coral Reef
Reef, Coral
Reefs, Coral
Tree number(s): G16.500.275.157.130
N06.230.124.130
SP4.606.405.770
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057894
Scope note: Marine ridges composed of living CORALS, coral skeletons, calcareous algae, and other organisms, mixed with minerals and organic matter. They are found most commonly in tropical waters and support other animal and plant life.
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
Related: Anthozoa MeSH
Marine Environment DeCS
Sea Water Pollution DeCS
DeCS ID: 54354
Unique ID: D057894
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Coral Reefs - Preferred
Concept UI M0539667
Scope note Marine ridges composed of living CORALS, coral skeletons, calcareous algae, and other organisms, mixed with minerals and organic matter. They are found most commonly in tropical waters and support other animal and plant life.
Preferred term Coral Reefs
Entry term(s) Atoll
Coral Reef
Reef, Coral
Reefs, Coral



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