WoRMS taxon details

Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840

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

accepted
Family
marine
recent + fossil
Gray JE. (1840). Pocilloporidae. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 41: 54-84. [details]   
Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2018-08-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2010-12-03 12:55:38Z
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original description Gray JE. (1840). Pocilloporidae. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 41: 54-84. [details]   

original description  (ofSeriatoporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Mémoire sur les polypiers appartenant a aux groups naturels des zoanthaires perforés es des zoanthaires tabulés. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 29: 257-263. [details]   

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]   

basis of record  (ofSeriatoporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Vaughan, T.W. & Wells, J.W. 1943. Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. Special Papers of the Geological Society of America 44: 1–363. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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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