WoRMS taxon details

Scolymia Haime, 1852

204384  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204384)

accepted
Genus
Madrepora lacera Pallas, 1766 accepted as Scolymia lacera (Pallas, 1766) (type by subsequent designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Corals are usually monocentric, rarely polycentric. Secondary centres may occur inside or outside the original calice and...  
Description Corals are usually monocentric, rarely polycentric. Secondary centres may occur inside or outside the original calice and calices may divide. Walls are indistinct beneath the septo-costae. Septa slope evenly, with little fusion. Primary septa have large, regular, blunt teeth. Columellae are broad and compact. Polyps are extended only at night. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Scolymia Haime, 1852. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204384 on 2018-08-17
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2013-02-06 17:41:18Z
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original description  (ofLithophyllia Milne Edwards, 1857) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Wells, J.W. 1964. The recent solitary mussid scleractinian corals. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 39: 375-384. [details]   

additional source Brüggemann, F. (1877). Notes on the stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. III. A revision of the Recent solitary Mussaceae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4. 20: 300-313. [details]   

basis of record  (ofLithophyllia Milne Edwards, 1857) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Corals are usually monocentric, rarely polycentric. Secondary centres may occur inside or outside the original calice and calices may divide. Walls are indistinct beneath the septo-costae. Septa slope evenly, with little fusion. Primary septa have large, regular, blunt teeth. Columellae are broad and compact. Polyps are extended only at night. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Remark Type species: Madrepora lacera Pallas, 1766 from the Caribbean (Veron, 1986). [details]