WoRMS taxon details

Siderastreidae Vaughan & Wells, 1943

196106  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196106)

accepted
Family
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan, T.W. & Wells, J.W. 1943. Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. Special Papers of the Geological Society of America 44: 1–363. [details]   
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small...  
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small and have relatively restricted distributions. As far as is known, all siderastreids have colonies of separate sex. Colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic, mostly extant. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa are usually fused along their inner margins to form fan-like groups, they have granulated upper margins and are closely compacted and equally spaced. Related family is the Agaricidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Siderastreidae Vaughan & Wells, 1943. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196106 on 2018-04-23
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original description Vaughan, T.W. & Wells, J.W. 1943. Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. Special Papers of the Geological Society of America 44: 1–363. [details]   

additional source Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Stefani, F., Reijnen, B.T., Montano, S. & Hoeksema, B.W. 2012. Phylogenetic position and taxonomy of Cycloseris explanulata and C. wellsi (Scleractinia: Fungiidae): lost mushroom corals find their way home. Contributions to Zoology 81: 125-146. [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   
From other sources
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small and have relatively restricted distributions. As far as is known, all siderastreids have colonies of separate sex. Colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic, mostly extant. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa are usually fused along their inner margins to form fan-like groups, they have granulated upper margins and are closely compacted and equally spaced. Related family is the Agaricidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
 



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