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(English) Coral colony in shallow water which is dead on the upper surface, due to low tide, and continues to grow outward on the perimeter of the colony; usually 1-3 m in diameter. (See also: coral, atoll, microatolls)
(French) Colonie corallienne d'eaux peu profondes, mort à la surface supérieure, en raison des marées basses, et qui continue à s'accroître vers l'extérieur sur le périmètre de la colonie ; habituellement 1-3 m de diamètre. (See also: coral, atoll, microatolls)
(Portuguese) Colónia de coral em águas pouco profundas que está morta na sua parte superior devido à maré baixa. (See also: coral, atoll, microatolls)

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