WoRMS taxon details

Merulinidae Verrill, 1865

196102  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196102)

accepted
Family
Pectiniidae (synonymy)
Trachyphyllidae Wells, 1956 (synonymy, homonymy)
Genus Astrea Lamarck, 1801
Genus Australogyra Veron & Pichon, 1982
Genus Boninastrea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
Genus Caulastraea Dana, 1846
Genus Coelastrea Verrill, 1866
Genus Cyphastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Dipsastraea Blainville, 1830
Genus Echinopora Lamarck, 1816
Genus Erythrastrea Pichon, Scheer & Pillai, 1983
Genus Favites Link, 1807
Genus Goniastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Hydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Genus Hydnophyllia Reis, 1889 †
Genus Isastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 †
Genus Leptoria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Merulina Ehrenberg, 1834
Genus Monticulastraea Duncan, 1880 †
Genus Mycedium Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Genus Orbicella Dana, 1846
Genus Oulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Paragoniastrea Huang, Benzoni & Budd, 2014
Genus Paraleptoria Budd & Bosellini, 2016 †
Genus Paramontastraea Huang & Budd, 2014
Genus Pectinia Blainville, 1825
Genus Physophyllia Duncan, 1884
Genus Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834
Genus Scapophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Trachyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849

Genus Dachiardia Duncan, 1880 † (taxon inquirendum)

Genus Acanthelia Wells, 1937 accepted as Echinopora Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Genus Acanthopora Verrill, 1864 accepted as Echinopora Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Genus Antillophyllia Vaughan, 1932 accepted as Trachyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Genus Aphrastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Favites Link, 1807 (Synonymy, wrong spelling)
Genus Aphrastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Favites Link, 1807 (synonym)
Genus Astraea Lamarck, 1801 accepted as Astrea Lamarck, 1801 (wrong spelling)
Genus Astraeosmilia Ortmann, 1892 accepted as Caulastraea Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Genus Astroria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym)
Genus Barabattoia Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 accepted as Dipsastraea Blainville, 1830 (junior synonym)
Genus Bikiniastrea Wells, 1954 accepted as Dipsastraea Blainville, 1830
Genus Caeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym)
Genus Callogyra Verrill, 1901 accepted as Trachyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Genus Caulastrea Dana, 1846 accepted as Caulastraea Dana, 1846 (wrong spelling)
Genus Clavarina Verrill, 1864 accepted as Merulina Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonymy)
Genus Coelogyra Nemenzo, 1959 accepted as Oulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (synonym)
Genus Coeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym, wrong spelling)
Genus Dasyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Caulastraea Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Genus Echinastrea De Blainville, 1830 accepted as Echinopora Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Genus Favastrea de Blainville, 1834 accepted as Favites Link, 1807 (synonym)
Genus Goniastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Goniastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (wrong spelling)
Genus Heliastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Dipsastraea Blainville, 1830 (Synonymy)
Genus Heliastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Dipsastraea Blainville, 1830 (synonym)
Genus Hydnophorella Delage & Hérouard, 1901 accepted as Hydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (synonym)
Genus Monticularia Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Hydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (synonym)
Genus Monticulina Saville-Kent, 1893 accepted as Hydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (synonym)
Genus Paraclavarina Veron, 1985 accepted as Merulina Ehrenberg, 1834
Genus Parapectinia Nemenzo & Montecillo, 1981 accepted as Pectinia Blainville, 1825 (synonym)
Genus Parastrea Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Dichocoenia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Genus Phyllastraea Dana, 1846 accepted as Mycedium Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (synonym)
Genus Phymastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Phymastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Favites Link, 1807 (wrong spelling)
Genus Phymastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Favites Link, 1807
Genus Prionastraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Favites Link, 1807 (synonym ?)
Genus Stephanocora Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Echinopora Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Genus Tridacophyllia Blainville, 1830 accepted as Pectinia Blainville, 1825 (synonym)
Genus Ulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Oulophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (synonym)
Genus Wellsophyllia Pichon, 1980 accepted as Trachyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synony)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill, A.E. 1865. Classification of polyps (extract condensed from Synopsis of the Polyps and Corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Commodore C. Ringgold and Captain John Rodgers, U.S.N.). Communications of the Essex Institute 4: 145–152., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108003#page/363/mode/1up [details]   
Description All genera are extant, hermatypic and colonial. Skeletal structures are faviid-like but are highly fused, without paliform...  
Description All genera are extant, hermatypic and colonial. Skeletal structures are faviid-like but are highly fused, without paliform lobes. Valleys are superficial or may become obscured because of fanwise spreading or contortions. Related families are Faviidae and Trachyphylliidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Merulinidae Verrill, 1865. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196102 on 2018-11-18
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original description Verrill, A.E. 1865. Classification of polyps (extract condensed from Synopsis of the Polyps and Corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Commodore C. Ringgold and Captain John Rodgers, U.S.N.). Communications of the Essex Institute 4: 145–152., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108003#page/363/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofTrachyphylliidae Verrill, 1901) Verrill, A.E. 1901. Variations and nomenclature of Bermudian, West Indian and Brazilian reef corals, with notes on various Indo-Pacific corals. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 11: 63-168, pls. 10-35. [details]   

original description  (ofTrachyphyllidae Wells, 1956) Wells, J.W. 1956. Scleractinia. In: Moore RC (ed) Treatise on invertebrate paleontology F. Coelenterata. Geological Society of America & University of Kansas Press, pp. 328–440. [details]   

basis of record Budd, A.F., Fukami, H., Smith, N.D. & Knowlton, N. 2012. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 465–529. [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   
 
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Description All genera are extant, hermatypic and colonial. Skeletal structures are faviid-like but are highly fused, without paliform lobes. Valleys are superficial or may become obscured because of fanwise spreading or contortions. Related families are Faviidae and Trachyphylliidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
 



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Japanese サザナミサンゴウミバラ [from synonym]  [details]