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Table 4 Total number of studies, experimental studies, and observational studies for the 20 most studied taxa and the group “reef-building corals” (Coral)

From: Evidence on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals; a systematic map

Taxa Total Experimental Observational
Pocillopora damicornis 719 (9.1%) 546 (14.2%) 173 (4.2%)
Stylophora pistillata 603 (7.6%) 537 (14%) 66 (1.6%)
Coral 555 (7%) 33 (0.9%) 522 (12.8%)
Porites 255 (3.2%) 18 (0.5%) 237 (5.8%)
Scleractinia 218 (2.7%) 20 (0.5%) 198 (4.8%)
Acropora tenuis 207 (2.6%) 148 (3.8%) 59 (1.4%)
Acropora muricata 199 (2.5%) 154 (4%) 45 (1.1%)
Porites astreoides 197 (2.5%) 109 (2.8%) 88 (2.2%)
Porites lutea 190 (2.4%) 32 (0.8%) 158 (3.9%)
Acropora 184 (2.3%) 58 (1.5%) 126 (3.1%)
Orbicella annularis 169 (2.1%) 101 (2.6%) 68 (1.7%)
Acropora cervicornis 152 (1.9%) 146 (3.8%) 6 (0.1%)
Acropora millepora 149 (1.9%) 140 (3.6%) 9 (0.2%)
Siderastrea siderea 125 (1.6%) 64 (1.7%) 61 (1.5%)
Pocillopora verrucosa 122 (1.5%) 59 (1.5%) 63 (1.5%)
Porites porites 110 (1.4%) 89 (2.3%) 21 (0.5%)
Porites lobata 105 (1.3%) 34 (0.9%) 71 (1.7%)
Turbinaria reniformis 101 (1.3%) 100 (2.6%) 1 (0%)
Acropora valida 100 (1.3%) 34 (0.9%) 66 (1.6%)
Orbicella faveolata 99 (1.2%) 49 (1.3%) 50 (1.2%)