WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporidae Fleming, 1828

196235  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196235)

accepted
Family
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporadae Fleming, 1828 (incorrect formation of family name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Schuchert, P. (2009). Milleporidae Fleming, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196235 on 2017-12-15

Date
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2005-12-30 14:07:12Z
created
2009-04-28 06:22:10Z
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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporadae Fleming, 1828) Fleming, J. (1828). A History of British Animals, Exhibiting the Descriptive Characters and Systematical Arrangement of the Genera and Species of Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; Including the Indigenous, Extirpated, and Extinct Kinds, Together with Periodical and Occasional Visitants. Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh. pp. 1–565., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569
page(s): 528 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydroid colony forming massive, calcareous exoskeletons (= coenosteum) of varied shape; coenosteum with an internal complex network of coenosarcal tubes and covered externally by a thin ectodermal layer, coenosteal surface perforated by pores; margins of pores not elevated; large gastropores surrounded by smaller dactylopores, forming indistinct cyclosystems; polyps polymorphic; gastrozooids relatively short and stout, with an oral whorl of four to seven short capitate tentacles, arising from gastropores; dactylozooids long, slender, mouthless, with scattered capitate tentacles, arising from dactylopores; cnidome with stenoteles and macrobasic mastigophores; gonophores arising from coenosarc within chambers embedded entirely in the coenosteum.
Medusa free swimming eumedusoids with exumbrellar nematocyst patches, radial and circular canals present, without tentacles and sense organs; gonads occupying the place of an indistinct manubrium. [details]
 



Feeding Type
carnivore [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアナサンゴモドキ  [details]