How many species of coral are there?



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    Coral is extremely diverse; there are over 4000 different species of coral. One coral reef can have up to sixty different species of coral in it.

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    Coral reefs are not only extremely diverse themselves, but promote diversity in the ocean by being the home to 1/4 of marine beings. Over 9 million different species call coral reefs their homes.

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    Note that the 9 million species number is an estimate and is much more than the total number of known species on earth. From the Stanford page: “35 000 to 60 000 reef dwelling species have been described, but between 1 to 9 million species are estimated live on coral reefs.”

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