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(English) Reef top surface feature dominated by live coral cover in the form of: beds of dense coral (usually short branching coral), scattered coral of mixed kinds, or scattered low mounds and microatolls. (See also: reef top, coral, microatoll)
(French) Caractéristique d'une surface récifale dominée par une couverture corallienne vivant en forme : de lits de corail dense (habituellement de corail court, ramifié), de corail éparpillé d'espèces mélangées, ou de monticules bas et de microatolls éparpillés. (See also: reef top, coral, microatoll)
(Portuguese) Parte superior do recife dominada por coral vivo. (See also: reef top, coral, microatoll)

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