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SourceID5880
NameSheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307
Type Publication
AbstractA list is provided of hermatypic coral species from 24 locations in the Indian Ocean and its peripheral seas and gulfs. Six sites are newly reported or expanded accounts, and eighteen are derived from recent literature. This is intended : (1) to provide in one place, a uniform compilation of coral species from different areas and from many diverse accounts; (2) to apply synonyms to all sites in a consistent way for the first time, so that ; (3) regional analysis at species level is possible. Synonyms are taken mainly from two recent taxonomic series, but because species stability is poor in some genera and authors may differ in their views on synonymy, all names are shown. The sources of data were selected to reduce problems inherent in using diverse material, and many sources themselves include compilations and synonyms of much older works. From 796 entities initially obtained, the removal of synonyms and entries named "spp" leaves 439 species. Further reduction is probably needed. Species rich sites extend across the Indian Ocean, with no westerly decline from South east Asia; the Red Sea as a whole contains the most species. Cluster analysis shows geographical groupings in the Arabian Gulf/Arabian Sea area, in the Red Sea and in the southwest and central Indian Ocean island areas. Of these, the Arabian Group is the most separate. A second analysis corrected for diversity differences also shows three clear groups: a northern one from the Red Sea to Sri Lanka which includes the Arabian group; a large southern or equatorial region; and a group consisting of the Mergui, Nicobar and Andaman islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Taxa
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora abrotanoides (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora africana (Brook, 1893) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tenuis (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora alces (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora palmata (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora appressa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora arbuscula (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora arcuata (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora attenuata (Brook, 1893) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora baeodactyla (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora brevicollis (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cerealis (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora complanata (Brook, 1893) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora conferta (Quelch, 1886) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora conigera (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cymbicyathus (Brook, 1893) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cerealis (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora danai (Milne Edwards, 1860) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora abrotanoides (Lamarck, 1816) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora decipiens (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora disticha Brook (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora diversa (Brook, 1891) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora secale (Studer, 1878) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora echinata (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora elseyi (Brook, 1892) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora eurystoma (Klunzinger, 1879) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora exilis (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora elseyi (Brook, 1892) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora flabelliformis Milne Edwards & Haime (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora florida (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora formosa (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora glochiclados (Brook) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gonagra Milne Edwards & Haime (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora grandis (Brook, 1892) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gravida (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora florida (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora humilis (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora indica (Brook) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora intermedia (Brook, 1891) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora irregularis (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora abrotanoides (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora latistella (Brook, 1892) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora leptocyathus (Brook, 1891) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora macrostoma (Brook, 1891) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tenuis (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora murrayensis (Vaughan, 1918) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora loripes (Brook, 1892) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora nobilis (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora oligocyathus (Brook) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora orbicularis (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora palmerae Wells, 1954 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora patula (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora latistella (Brook, 1892) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pectinata (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pinguis Wells, 1950 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pustulosa (Milne Edwards, 1960) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pyramidalis (Klunzinger, 1879) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora rambleri Bassett-Smith (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora recumbens (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora reticulata (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora rotumana (Gardiner, 1898) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora abrotanoides (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora rousseauii (Milne Edwards, 1860) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora secale (Studer, 1878) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora selago (Studer, 1878) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora seriata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spectabilis (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora humilis (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spicifera (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora stigataria Milne Edwards & Haime (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora surculosa (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora symmetrica (Brook, 1891) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora syringoides (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora longicyathus (Milne Edwards, 1860) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tizardi (Brook, 1892) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cerealis (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tuberculosa Milne Edwards & Haime (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tylostoma (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora horrida (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora valida (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora valida (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora vasiformis (Brook, 1893) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora yongei Veron & Wallace, 1984 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia ponderosa Gardiner, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGardineroseris planulata (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAgariciella minikoiensis (Gardiner) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGardineroseris planulata (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAgariciella ponderosa Gardiner accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGardineroseris planulata (Dana, 1846) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora daedalea (Forskål, 1775) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora fenestrata (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora octoformis Blainville, 1830 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora retipora Blainville (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora simplex (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveopora viridis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora horizontalis Bernard, 1896 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora listeri Bernard, 1896 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora incrustans Bernard, 1896 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora listeri Bernard, 1896 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora ocellata Bernard, 1896 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora profunda Verrill, 1872 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlastomussa loyae Head, 1978 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaulastrea tumida Matthai, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaulastraea tumida Matthai, 1928 (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea donnani Gardiner accepted as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea monile Forskål, 1775 (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea monile Forskål, 1775 (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea ostraeformis Horst (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraterastrea levis Head, 1983 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCycloseris tenuis (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora carduus Klunzinger, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora gemmacea (Lamarck, 1816) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora concinna Verrill, 1901 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora lamellosa (Esper, 1795) (source of synonymy)

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