WoRMS name details

Mussidae Ortmann, 1890

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

 unaccepted (synonymy)
Family
Mussa Oken, 1815 (type by subsequent designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Ortmann AE 1890) Die Morphologie des Skeletts des Steinkorallen in Beziehung zur Koloniebildung. Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie, Leipzig 50: 278–316. [details]   
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. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). 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 2019-10-20
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original description Ortmann AE 1890) Die Morphologie des Skeletts des Steinkorallen in Beziehung zur Koloniebildung. Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie, Leipzig 50: 278–316. [details]   

additional source Budd, A. F.; Fukami, H.; Smith, N. D.; Knowlton, N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166(3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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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]