WoRMS taxon details

Anomastraea Marenzeller, 1901

205949  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205949)

accepted
Genus
Anomastrea (wrong spelling)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Marenzeller, E. von,. (1901). Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Naturhistorisches Museum in Hamburg.</em> 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   
Description This genus is restricted to the extreme west of the Indian Ocean, where it occurs on the African coast and Arabian region,...  
Description This genus is restricted to the extreme west of the Indian Ocean, where it occurs on the African coast and Arabian region, but not in the Red Sea. It apparently does not extend eastwards even to oceanic islands of the central Indian Ocean There is only one described species in the genus. Colonies are massive, conical or helmet shaped, reaching 20 cm high. Budding is intratentacular. Calices have a more ragged appearance than Siderastrea and Pseudosiderastrea (other members of the same family), and are 3-5 mm diameter and cerioid, though usually oval or elongated. Septa are evenly spaced but less densely packed than other Siderastreidae such as Pseudosiderastrea. They extend horizontally towards the centre of the calice and then plunge steeply. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).
Colonies are massive. Corallites are submeandroid to cerioid and are formed by intratentacular budding. Walls are thin and septa have irregularly fused inner margins (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Anomastraea Marenzeller, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205949 on 2018-11-13
Date
action
by
1997-02-11 16:15:37Z
created
1998-09-22 10:53:32Z
changed
2006-07-31 06:57:06Z
changed
Camba Reu, Cibran
2013-01-26 18:25:34Z
changed

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original description Marenzeller, E. von,. (1901). Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Naturhistorisches Museum in Hamburg.</em> 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Stefani, F., Stolarski, J., 2012. Systematics of the coral genus Craterastrea (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia) and description of a new family through combined morphological and molecular analyses. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 417–433. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description This genus is restricted to the extreme west of the Indian Ocean, where it occurs on the African coast and Arabian region, but not in the Red Sea. It apparently does not extend eastwards even to oceanic islands of the central Indian Ocean There is only one described species in the genus. Colonies are massive, conical or helmet shaped, reaching 20 cm high. Budding is intratentacular. Calices have a more ragged appearance than Siderastrea and Pseudosiderastrea (other members of the same family), and are 3-5 mm diameter and cerioid, though usually oval or elongated. Septa are evenly spaced but less densely packed than other Siderastreidae such as Pseudosiderastrea. They extend horizontally towards the centre of the calice and then plunge steeply. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).
Colonies are massive. Corallites are submeandroid to cerioid and are formed by intratentacular budding. Walls are thin and septa have irregularly fused inner margins (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Spelling Spelled Anomastrea in Sheppard 1987 <63> and 1998 <308>, Schleyer 1995 <440>. [details]