WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussidae Ortmann, 1890

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

accepted
Family
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons...  
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]
Hoeksema, B. (2013). Mussidae Ortmann, 1890. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196103 on 2017-12-14

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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Gregory, J. W. (1900). The corals Jurassic fauna of Cutch. Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 9(2): 1-26. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae Gregory, 1900) Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae 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]   
From other sources
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]
 



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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorキクメイシ [from synonym]  [details]