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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporidae Fleming, 1828 
AphiaID: 196235

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthoathecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata (Suborder)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporadae Fleming, 1828 (incorrect formation of family name)
Source  original description (of Checked: 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 and Bradfute, Edinburgh: i-xxiii, 1-565., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569
page(s): 528 [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Linnaeus, 1758

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmipora de Blainville, 1830: accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
Feedingtype  carnivore [details]
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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]
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Family Milleporidae - Genus Millepora
Family Milleporidae - ...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196235
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Date   action   by
2005-12-30 14:07:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2009-04-28 06:22:10Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2014). Milleporidae Fleming, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196235 on 2014-09-02
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