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(English) Reef rising from the lagoon floor to near the water surface; patch reefs are larger than pinnacles, reach close to the sea surface, and are flat topped with a substantial reef top; the upper surface of pinnacles are usually not flat topped and are limited in area, usually being pointed, irregular, or conical; pinnacles often do not reach the lagoon surface and lack a substantial reef top. (See also: reef, lagoon floor, reef top)
(French) Récif qui s'élève depuis le bord d'un lagon jusqu'à proximité de la surface de l'eau ; les récifs en pâté sont plus grands que les pinacles qui atteignent la surface et ont un sommet aplati couvert de coraux. (See also: reef, lagoon floor, reef top)
(Portuguese) Recife ponteagudo, irregular, limitado em área que nasce do fundo e chega perto da superfície. (See also: reef, lagoon floor, reef top)

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