Our Reefscapers Catalogue of Common Maldivian Corals

Essential Coral References

  • Veron, J.E.N, and Mary Stafford-Smith. Corals of the World. Vol. 1-3, Australian Institute of Marine Science, 2000. Along with the Corals Of The World website.
  •  World Register of Marine Species – WoRMS Editorial Board (2020). DOI:10.14284/170
  • Wallace, Carden C. Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Genus Acropora. CSIRO Publishing, 1999.
  • Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago.
    Michel Pichon & Francesca Benzoni. [PDF download]
    April 2007, Zootaxa (1441):21-33;  DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.1441.1.2


  • Stephen Bergacker for kick-starting this project, and taking some excellent close-up photographs.
  • Hannah Allan for all her hard work in writing/editing much of the text and collating the relevant photos.
  • Sam Burrell for continuing the project in 2020.
  • Gaétan Morand for his invaluable technical input (databases, artificial intelligence, data analysis).