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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocilloporidae Gray, 1842 
AphiaID: 135079

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia
Sources 
identification resource Cairns, S. & Kitahara M. (2012). An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary. ZooKeys 227: 1-47. , available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.227.3612 [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora Lamarck, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeriatopora Lamarck, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora Schweigger, 1820

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxohelia Milne Edwards, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSideropora Blainville, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora Schweigger, 1820
Environment marine
Fossil range recent + fossil
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light availability. Most species brood planula larvae after internal fertilisation rather than release gametes into the water. They brood at regular or irregular intervals throughout the year. Mature colonies are hermaphrodite.
Colonial and mostly hermatypic. Colonies are submassive, ramose or arborescent. Corallites are immersed to conical, small, have well-developed columellae and neatly arranged septa of two cycles or less, some usually fused with the columella. The coenosteum is covered with spinules. Related families are Astrocoeniidae and Acroporidae.(Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135079
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Hoeksema, Bert
2010-12-03 12:55:38Z  changed  Cairns, Stephen
  
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  Citation: Cairns, S.; Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pocilloporidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2014-08-29
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