WoRMS taxon details

Montastraea Blainville, 1830

204717  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204717)

accepted
Genus
Astrea guettardi Defrance, 1826 † (type by subsequent designation)
Species Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)

Species Montastraea annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Species Montastraea annuligera (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Astrea annuligera Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (previous combination)
Species Montastraea aperta (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Favia leptophylla Verrill, 1868 accepted as Mussismilia leptophylla (Verrill, 1868) (synonym, previous combination)
Species Montastraea brasiliana (Verrill, 1901) accepted as Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea curta (Dana, 1846) accepted as Astrea curta Dana, 1846 (previous combination)
Species Montastraea endothecata (Duncan, 1863) accepted as Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Orbicella faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Species Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895) accepted as Orbicella franksi (Gregory, 1895) (new combination)
Species Montastraea magnistellata Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Favites magnistellata (Chevalier, 1971) accepted as Favites magnistellata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (original combination, basionym)
Species Montastraea multipunctata Hodgson, 1985 accepted as Phymastrea multipunctata (Hodgson, 1985) accepted as Micromussa multipunctata (Hodgson, 1985) (previous combination)
Species Montastraea valenciennesi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Favites valenciennesii (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
de Blainville H. M. (1830). Zoophytes. In: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traitre méthodiquement des differéns êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement a l'utlité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Edited by F. G. Levrault. Tome 60. Paris, Le Normat. Pp. 548, pls. 68. <em>Paris, 1830.</em> 60 : 1-546., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25318344 [details]   

(of Montastrea Vaughan & Wells, 1943) 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 Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are...  
Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are predominantly formed by extratentacular budding, that is budding from the wall of parent corallites. Some intracentacular budding may also occur (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Montastraea Blainville, 1830. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204717 on 2019-10-14
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description de Blainville H. M. (1830). Zoophytes. In: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traitre méthodiquement des differéns êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement a l'utlité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Edited by F. G. Levrault. Tome 60. Paris, Le Normat. Pp. 548, pls. 68. <em>Paris, 1830.</em> 60 : 1-546., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25318344 [details]   

original description  (of Montastrea Vaughan & Wells, 1943) 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]   

original description  (of Aquitanastraea Chevalier, 1954 †) Chevalier, J.-P. (1954). Contribution à la révision de polypiers du genre Heliastraea. <em>Annales Hébert et Haug: Travaux du Laboratoire de Géologie de la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université de Paris.</em> 8: 105–190, pls 1-8. [details]   

additional source Budd, A. F.; Fukami, H.; Smith, N. D.; Knowlton, N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166(3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   

additional source Corallosphere, available online at http://www.corallosphere.org/index [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   
 
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From other sources
Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are predominantly formed by extratentacular budding, that is budding from the wall of parent corallites. Some intracentacular budding may also occur (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Remark Type species: Astraea guettardi Defrance, 1826 from an unknown locality (Veron, 1986). [details]

Spelling Misspelled as Montastrea in Veron (1986) [details]
 



Montastrea sp.
 Montastrea sp.
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