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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 205902

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthoathecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758 (type by subsequent designation)
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporidae Fleming, 1828
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMilleporidae Fleming, 1828
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmipora de Blainville, 1830: (synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100
page(s): 790 [details]

redescription Razak, T.B. & B.W. Hoeksema, 2003. The hydrocoral genus Millepora (Hydrozoa: Capitata: Milleporidae) in Indonesia. Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden 345: 313-336.  [details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbrandkoraal  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorfire corals  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFeuerkorallen  [details]
Direct child
taxa (85)

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora boschmai De Weerdt & Glynn, 1991
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora braziliensis Verrill, 1868
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora complanata Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora dichotoma Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora foveolata Crossland, 1952
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora intricata Milne Edwards, 1860
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora laboreli Amaral, 2008
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora latifolia Boschma, 1948
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora nitida Verrill, 1868
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora nodulosa Nemenzo, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora squarrosa Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenera Boschma, 1949

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora cellulosa Linnaeus, 1758 (taxon inquirendum, considered to be unrecognisable)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora crustacea Linnaeus, 1758 (taxon inquirendum, unrecognisable)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora reticulata Linnaeus, 1758 (taxon inquirendum)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenella Esper, 1795 (taxon inquirendum)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora compressa Linnaeus, 1766 (nomen dubium)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora coriacea Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine, 1928 (nomen dubium, the name of the hydrocoral genus Millepora has erroneously been used for algae)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora informis Lamarck, 1816 (nomen dubium, the name of the hydrocoral genus Millepora has erroneously been used for algae)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora agariciformis Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine, 1928
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alga Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine, 1928
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora aspera Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrina aspera (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora byssoides (Lamarck) Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTitanoderma byssoides (Lamarck) Y.M.Chamberlain & Woelkerling, 1988 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLithophyllum byssoides (Lamarck) Foslie, 1900
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora calcarea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin, 1970
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora cancellata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora dichotoma Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora candida Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora carthaginiensis Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora cellulosa Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReteporella cellulosa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora cervicornis Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSmittina cervicornis (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora clavaria Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora dichotoma Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora confertissima Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora murrayi Quelch, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora intricata Milne Edwards, 1860
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora crista-galli Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora cruzi Nemenzo, 1975 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenera Boschma, 1949
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora damicornis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora decussata J.Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLithophyllum decussatum (J.Ellis & Solander) Philippi, 1837
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora delicatula Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora digitata Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Ehrenbergi Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora Esperi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora fasciculata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie, 1898
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora faveolata Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora squarrosa Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora fenestrata Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora foliacea Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPentapora fascialis (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora folliata Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora squarrosa Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora foraminosa Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReteporella cellulosa (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora forskali Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora gonagra Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora gothica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora incrassata Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora insignis Verrill, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora lichenoides Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHornera lichenoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora lichenoides (J.Ellis) J.Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine, 1928
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora liliacea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTubulipora liliacea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora mamillosa d'Archiadi, 1867 † accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAxopora solanderi (Defrance, 1826) †
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora miniacea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMiniacina miniacea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora moniliformis Dana, 1848 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora muricata Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora murrayi Quelch, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora intricata Milne Edwards, 1860
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora norvegica Gunnerus, 1768 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylaster norvegicus (Gunnerus, 1768)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora polymorpha Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin, 1970
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora porulosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora pumicosa Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCellepora pumicosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora pumila Dana, 1848 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora racemus Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLithophyllum racemus (Lamarck) Foslie, 1901
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora reticularis Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora dichotoma Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora reticulum Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConopeum reticulum (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora rubra Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomotrema rubra (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora sancta Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora complanata Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora schrammi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora skenei Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmiskenea skenei (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora striata Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora squarrosa Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenella Ortmann, 1892 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenera Boschma, 1949
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tortuosa Dana, 1848 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tenera Boschma, 1949
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tortuosa Esper, 1797 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie, 1900
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora trinitatis Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora alcicornis Linnaeus, 1758
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora truncata Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyriapora truncata (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tuberculata Duchassaing, 1850 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora squarrosa Lamarck, 1816
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tuberculosa Milne Edwards, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora tuberosa Boschma, 1966 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora verrucosa Milne Edwards, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora violacea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora xishaensis Zou, 1978 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMillepora intricata Milne Edwards, 1860
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublished in AlgaeBase Logo AlgaeBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydroid colony forming massive, calcareous exoskeleton (= coenosteum) of varied shape; coenosteum with an internal complex network of coenosarcal tubes and covered externally by a thin ectodermal layer, coenosteal surface perforated by pores; margins of pores not protruding from surface of coenosteum; large gastropores surrounded by smaller dactylopores, forming indistinct cyclosystems; no gastrostyles and dactylostyles; polyps polymorphic; gastrozooids relatively short and stout, with an oral whorl of 4 to 7 short capitate tentacles, arising from gastropores; dactylozooids long, slender, mouthless, with scattered capitate tentacles, arising from dactylopores; cnidome with macrobasic mastigophores; gonophores arising from coenosarc within ampullae embedded in the coenosteum.
Gonophore are free swimming eumedusoids with exumbrellar cnidocyst patches, narrow velum, radial and circular canals, ‘gonads’ occupying the place of an indistinct manubrium and without tentacles and sense organs.
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:112046 [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Millepora alcicornis, source Wikipedia
Millepora alcicornis, ...
[image from typetaxon]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205902
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-10-30 15:49:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-09-05 20:47:38Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-03-11 07:10:22Z  checked  Schuchert, Peter
2013-07-12 13:15:10Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B.; Schuchert, P. (2014). Millepora Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205902 on 2014-12-26
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