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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpolitha Eschscholtz, 1825 
AphiaID: 205695

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 editorFungiidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia limacina Lamarck, 1801 (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungiidae Dana, 1846
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHaliglossa Ehrenberg, 1834 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetolitha Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (junior synonym, changed spelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetolithas Leuckart, 1841 (junior synonym, changed spelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpetolithus Leuckart, 1841 (junior synonym, changed spelling)
Sources  original description Eschscholtz, F. (1825). Bericht über die zoologische Ausbeute während der Reise von Kronstadt bis St. Peter und Paul. - Isis 1825: 733-747., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/87983#page/403/mode/1up [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpolitha limax (Esper, 1797)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpolitha simplex Gardiner, 1905 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenactis crassa (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpolitha weberi (van der Horst, 1921) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHerpolitha limax (Esper, 1797)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
South Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
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 free-living, elongate, with an axial furrow that may extend to the corallum ends. Several centres, corresponding with mouths, are arranged along the furrow and secondary centres are distributed over the rest of the upper surface. Septa are similar in structure to those of Fungia (Pleuractis). Polyps are extended only at night. Tentacles are short and widely spaced, like Fungia. Secondary centres have single tentacles. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species: Madrepora limax Houttuyn, 1772 (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205695
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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
2013-01-22 10:22:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Herpolitha Eschscholtz, 1825. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205695 on 2014-07-12
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