WoRMS taxon details

Agariciidae Gray, 1847

196096  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196096)

accepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Gray JE (1847) An outline of an arrangement of stony corals. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1st Series 19: 120-128. [details]   
Description Agariciidae have very fine tentacles which are seldom extended during the day (except for Pavona explanulata).
Little is...  
Description Agariciidae have very fine tentacles which are seldom extended during the day (except for Pavona explanulata).
Little is known about their sexual reproduction, except that different species may be separately sexed or hermaphrodite and may brood planula larvae or release gametes.
The genera in this family are colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic. Colonies are massive, laminar or foliaceous. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa seldom fuse and are continuous between adjacent corallite centres. They have smooth or finely serrated margins and are closely packed.
Similar family is Siderastreidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Agariciidae Gray, 1847. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196096 on 2018-05-24
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original description Gray JE (1847) An outline of an arrangement of stony corals. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1st Series 19: 120-128. [details]   

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

additional source Kitahara, M. V.; Stolarski, J.; Cairns, S. D.; Benzoni, F.; Stake, J. L.; Miller, D. J. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. Invertebrate Systematics. 26(3): 303., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053 [details]   
From other sources
Description Agariciidae have very fine tentacles which are seldom extended during the day (except for Pavona explanulata).
Little is known about their sexual reproduction, except that different species may be separately sexed or hermaphrodite and may brood planula larvae or release gametes.
The genera in this family are colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic. Colonies are massive, laminar or foliaceous. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa seldom fuse and are continuous between adjacent corallite centres. They have smooth or finely serrated margins and are closely packed.
Similar family is Siderastreidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
 



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Japanese ヒラフキサンゴ  [details]