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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 
AphiaID: 204976

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora demidovii Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae Verrill, 1865
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophorella Delage & Hérouard, 1901 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonticularia Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonticulina Saville Kent, 1893 (synonym)
Sources  original description Fischer von Waldheim G (1807) Museum Demidoff, ou,Catalogue systématique et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l’art: données à l’Université Impériale de Moscou par son excellence Monsieur Paul de Demidoff. Vol. 3. Moscow: Imprimerie de Université Impériale de Moscou. 300 pp., 6 pls. [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora bonsai Veron, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora grandis Gardiner, 1904
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora pilosa Veron, 1985
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora rigida (Dana, 1846)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora columellata Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora rigida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora contignatio Klunzinger, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora demidovii Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora ehrenbergi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora gyrosa Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora klunzingeri Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora lobata (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora maldivensis Gardiner, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora mayori Hoffmeister, 1925 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora rigida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora palassii Fischer von Waldheim, 1807 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora polygonata (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora ramosa Nemenzo, 1959 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora rigida (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora tenella Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus hydnophorae Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are massive, encrusting or arborescent. The genus is characterised by the presence of hydnophores formed where sections of common wall between corallites intersect and develop into conical mounds. Hydnophores cover the colony surface and make this genus immediately recognisable. Polyps are usually extended only at night (except H. exesa and H. pilosa). Short tentacles surround the base of each hydnophore, one tentacle between each pair of septa (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Placed in family Faviidae by Vine (1986 ) and by Faure (1977 ). Type species: Hydnophora demidovii Fischer de Waldheim, 1807 from the "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204976
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2006-09-13 06:47:38Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2013-09-07 20:44:15Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-03-16 13:26:33Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Hydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204976 on 2014-11-25
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