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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectiniidae 
AphiaID: 196104

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 Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonymy)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae Verrill, 1865
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPectinia Blainville, 1825
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia
Source Not documented
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachypora Verrill, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxypora Saville-Kent, 1871
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (0 nucleotides; 16 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The pectiniids, except Pectinia, have mussid-like polyps, typically thick and fleshy and usually very colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. They usually have long, thin, translucent tentacles. As far as is known, pectiniids are hermaphrodites and release gametes during periods of mass spawning for external fertilisation. There is one solitary fossil genus, the remainder are colonial and hermatypic. Colonies are basically laminar, composed of thin plates. Corallite walls are absent or formed by the non-porous costate coenosteum of the laminae. Related family is Mussidae. Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196104
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2014-03-16 13:26:33Z  checked  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pectiniidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196104 on 2014-07-28
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