3.0 m Supralittoral Littorinidae belt
Littorinidae belt + Balanidae
2.5 m Upper level
Upper level of littoral
Lower level
2.0 m
1.6 m Upper level
Middle level of littoral
Lower level
Saccostrea cucullata belt
1.35 m Saccostrea cucullata belt +
Malvufundus regularis
Algal mosaic belt (Sargassum, Padina,
Turbinaria, calcareous incrusted and
branched, etc.)
1.1 m Upper level
Lower level of littoral
Lower level
Coral polyp belt (Scleractinia,
Alcyonaria, Millepora)
0.7 m
0 m
Table 2: A combined pattern of vertical distribution of communities on rocky littoral of Nha Trang and Van Phong Bays.