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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastreidae Vaughan & Wells, 1943 
AphiaID: 196106

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia
Sources  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]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudosiderastrea Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea Blainville, 1830
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196106
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Date   action   by
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2013-09-30 11:24:24Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Siderastreidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196106 on 2014-07-30
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