WoRMS taxon details

Mussidae Ortmann, 1890

196103  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196103)

accepted
Family
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and...  
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. All genera are hermatypic, solitary or colonial, extant or fossil. Skeletal structures are solid. Corallites and valleys are large. Septa have large teeth or lobes. Columellae and walls are thick and well developed. Related family is Pectiniidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Mussidae Ortmann, 1890. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196103 on 2018-06-21
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original description  (ofFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Gregory, J. W. (1900). The corals Jurassic fauna of Cutch. Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 9(2): 1-26. [details]   

additional source  (ofFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source  (ofFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

additional source  (ofFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofFaviidae Gregory, 1900) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. All genera are hermatypic, solitary or colonial, extant or fossil. Skeletal structures are solid. Corallites and valleys are large. Septa have large teeth or lobes. Columellae and walls are thick and well developed. Related family is Pectiniidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
 



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Japanese キクメイシ [from synonym]  [details]