WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocilloporidae Gray, 1842

135079  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135079)

accepted
Family
marine
recent + fossil
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription All genera in this family are highly...  
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]
Cairns, S.; Hoeksema, B. (2010). Pocilloporidae Gray, 1842. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2017-12-18

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basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 109-110 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

identification resource Cairns, S.D., and 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 https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.227.3612 [details]   
From other sources
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]
 



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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorハナヤサイサンゴ  [details]