WoRMS taxon details

Blastomussa Wells, 1968

205647  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205647)

accepted
Genus
Bantamia merleti Wells, 1961 accepted as Blastomussa merleti (Wells, 1961) (type by original designation)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Colonies are phaceloid with irregularly spaced sprawling corallites. Corallites have one centre with a weakly developed...  
Description Colonies are phaceloid with irregularly spaced sprawling corallites. Corallites have one centre with a weakly developed columella. Septa slope gently to the corallite centre and have lobed teeth. Corallite walls are enveloped with, and often joined by epitheca. Polyps have fleshy mantles extended during the day to form a continuous cover obliterating the phaceloid colony structure underneath. Polyps are extended only at night. Both species have two colour morphs, one being red. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Blastomussa Wells, 1968. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205647 on 2018-11-17
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2006-09-06 06:55:51Z
changed
Martinez, Olga
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z
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original description  (ofParasimplastrea Sheppard & Sheppard, 1991) Sheppard, C. R. C.; Sheppard, A. L. S. (1991). Corals and coral communities of Saudi Arabia. <em>Fauna of Arabia.</em> 12: 1-170. [details]   

original description  (ofBlastomussa (Ceriomorpha) Head, 1978) Head, S.M. 1978. A cerioid species of Blastomussa (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) from the central Red Sea, with a revision of the genus. Journal of Natural History 12: 633-639. [details]   

original description  (ofBlastomussa (Blastomussa) Wells, 1968) Wells JW (1968) Notes on Indo-Pacific scleractinian corals. Part 6, Further note on Bantamia merleti Wells. Pacific Science 22: 275-276. [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. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 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 Head, S.M. 1978. A cerioid species of Blastomussa (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) from the central Red Sea, with a revision of the genus. Journal of Natural History 12: 633-639. [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. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 465–529. [details]   

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

additional source Chevalier, J. P. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). I. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [details]   

additional source Benzoni F, Arrigoni R, Waheed Z, Stefani F, Hoeksema BW (2014) Phylogenetic relationships and revision of the genus Blastomussa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia) with description of a new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 358-378. [details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are phaceloid with irregularly spaced sprawling corallites. Corallites have one centre with a weakly developed columella. Septa slope gently to the corallite centre and have lobed teeth. Corallite walls are enveloped with, and often joined by epitheca. Polyps have fleshy mantles extended during the day to form a continuous cover obliterating the phaceloid colony structure underneath. Polyps are extended only at night. Both species have two colour morphs, one being red. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
 



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