description: The Coral Trait Database is a growing compilation of scleractinian coral life history trait, phylogenetic and biogeographic data. As of today, there are 68494 coral observations with 106462 trait entries of 158 traits for 1548 coral species in the database. Most of these entries are for shallow-water, reef-building species.

webpage: https://coraltraits.org

paperDOIcitation: 10.1038/sdata.2016.17

datasetDOI_URL: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2067414

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contactName: Joshua Madin

contactEmail: jmadin@hawaii.edu

license: CC0

traitList: 150 coral traits

higherGeography: Global

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taxon: Scleractinia

eventDate: about 1800 to current

taxaList: Scleractinia

usefulClasses: Mostly in-situ measurements of individual corals