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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussidae Ortmann, 1890 
AphiaID: 196103

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussa Oken, 1815
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae Gregory, 1900 (synonymy)
Sources  additional source (of Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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 Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviinae Gregory, 1900
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColpophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiploria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManicina Ehrenberg, 1834
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussismilia Ortmann, 1890
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudodiploria Fukami, Budd & Knowlton, 2012
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussinae Ortmann, 1890
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussa Oken, 1815
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMycetophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolymia Haime, 1852

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthophyllia Wells, 1937 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCynarina Brüggemann, 1877
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllastraea accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllastrea Matthai, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllastrea Matthai, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196103
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Date   action   by
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2013-09-09 23:02:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Mussidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196103 on 2014-09-22
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