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Porites Link, 1807

206485  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206485)

accepted
Genus
Species Porites annae Crossland, 1952
Species Porites aranetai Nemenzo, 1955
Species Porites arnaudi Reyes-Bonilla & Carricart-Ganivet, 2000
Species Porites astreoides Lamarck, 1816
Species Porites attenuata Nemenzo, 1955
Species Porites australiensis Vaughan, 1918
Species Porites baueri Squires, 1959
Species Porites branneri Rathbun, 1888
Species Porites brighami Vaughan, 1907
Species Porites cocosensis Wells, 1950
Species Porites colonensis Zlatarski, 1990
Species Porites columnaris Klunzinger, 1879
Species Porites compressa Dana, 1846
Species Porites cumulatus Nemenzo, 1955
Species Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Porites decasepta Claereboudt, 2006
Species Porites deformis Nemenzo, 1955
Species Porites densa Vaughan, 1918
Species Porites desilveri Veron, 2000
Species Porites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820
Species Porites echinulata Klunzinger, 1879
Species Porites evermanni Vaughan, 1907
Species Porites exserta Pillai, 1967
Species Porites flavus Veron, 2000
Species Porites fontanesii Benzoni & Stefani, 2012
Species Porites fragosa Dana, 1846
Species Porites furcata Lamarck, 1816
Species Porites harrisoni Veron, 2000
Species Porites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907
Species Porites heronensis Veron, 1985
Species Porites horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925
Species Porites latistellata Quelch, 1886
Species Porites lichen Dana, 1846
Species Porites lobata Dana, 1846
Species Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Species Porites mannarensis Pillai, 1967
Species Porites mayeri Vaughan, 1918
Species Porites minicoiensis Pillai, 1967
Species Porites monticulosa Dana, 1846
Species Porites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918
Species Porites myrmidonensis Veron, 1985
Species Porites napopora Veron, 2000
Species Porites negrosensis Veron, 1990
Species Porites nigrescens Dana, 1848
Species Porites nodifera Klunzinger, 1879
Species Porites okinawensis Veron, 1990
Species Porites ornata Nemenzo, 1971
Species Porites panamensis Verrill, 1866
Species Porites porites (Pallas, 1766)
Species Porites profundus Rehberg, 1892
Species Porites pukoensis Vaughan, 1907
Species Porites randalli Forsman & Birkeland, 2009
Species Porites rugosus Fenner & Veron, 2000
Species Porites rus (Forskål, 1775)
Species Porites sillimaniani Nemenzo, 1976
Species Porites solida (Forskål, 1775)
Species Porites somaliensis Gravier, 1910
Species Porites stephensoni Crossland, 1952
Species Porites superfusa Gardiner, 1898
Species Porites sverdrupi Durham, 1947
Species Porites tuberculosus Veron, 2000
Species Porites vaughani Crossland, 1952

Species Porites bernardi Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites bulbosa Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites californica Verrill, 1869 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites cervina Lamarck, 1816 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites clavasia Audouin, 1826 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites crassa Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites crassistellata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites decipiens Brüggemann, 1879 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites discoidea Studer, 1901 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites duerdeni Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites excavata Verrill, 1869 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites explanata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites faustinoi Hoffmeister, 1925 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites flabelliformis Le Sueur, 1820 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites gabonensis Gravier, 1910 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites gibsonhilli Wells, 1950 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites guadalupensis Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites irregularis (Quelch, 1884) (nomen dubium)
Species Porites lanuginosa Studer, 1901 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites mauritiensis Bernard, 1905 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites mirabilis Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites mordax Dana, 1846 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites nodulosa Verrill, 1869 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites pacifica Brüggemann, 1877 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites parvistellata Quelch, 1886 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites porosa Verrill, 1869 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites quelchii Studer, 1901 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites recta Le Sueur, 1820 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites schauinslandi Studer, 1901 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites studeri Vaughan, 1907 (nomen dubium)
Species Porites tumida Brüggemann, 1879 (nomen dubium)

Species Porites cumulatus Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum)
Species Porites ericacea Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum)
Species Porites excavata Claereboudt, 2006 (nomen nudum, homonym)

Subgenus Porites (Napora) Quelch, 1884 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (synonym)
Subgenus Porites (Porites) Link, 1807 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) annae Crossland, 1952 accepted as Porites annae Crossland, 1952 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) australiensis Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites australiensis Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) cylindrica Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) densa Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites densa Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) lichen Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites lichen Dana, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) lobata Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites lobata Dana, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) lutea Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) mayeri Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites mayeri Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) murrayensis Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) nigrescens Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites nigrescens Dana, 1848 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) solida (Forskål, 1775) accepted as Porites solida (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Porites) stephensoni Crossland, 1952 accepted as Porites stephensoni Crossland, 1952 (synonym)
Subgenus Porites (Synaraea) Verrill, 1864 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) faustinoi Hoffmeister, 1925 (nomen dubium)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907 accepted as Porites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925 accepted as Porites horizontalata Hoffmeister, 1925 (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) irregularis (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) iwayamaensis (Eguchi, 1938) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) monticulosa Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) undulata (Klunzinger, 1879) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
  » Species Porites (Synaraea) vaughani Crossland, 1952 accepted as Porites vaughani Crossland, 1952 (synonym)
Species Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846
Species Porites angulata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Montipora angulata (Lamarck, 1816) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites arenosa (Esper, 1797) accepted as Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (synonym)
Species Porites armata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Stylocoeniella armata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites bernardi Gravier, 1909 accepted as Porites gabonensis Gravier, 1910 (homonym)
Species Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Porites circumvallata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Montipora circumvallata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites clavaria Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Porites nodifera Klunzinger, 1879 (synonym)
Species Porites conglomerata (Esper, 1797) accepted as Porites solida (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
Species Porites convexa (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
Species Porites danae Studer, 1901 accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (homonym, synonym)
Species Porites danai Studer, 1901 accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (wrong spelling, synonym)
Species Porites eridani Umbgrove, 1940 accepted as Porites lichen Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Porites haddoni Vaughan, 1918 accepted as Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (synonym)
Species Porites hentscheli Thiel, 1928 accepted as Porites astreoides Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Species Porites iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935 accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
Species Porites latistella Quelch, 1886 accepted as Porites latistellata Quelch, 1886 (misspelling)
Species Porites levis Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Porites meandrina Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Montipora meandrina (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites pistillata (Esper, 1797) accepted as Stylophora pistillata Esper, 1797 (previous combination)
Species Porites polymorphus Link, 1807 accepted as Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) (synonym)
Species Porites punctata (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Stylaraea punctata (Linnaeus, 1758) (previous combination)
Species Porites purpurea Gardiner, 1898 accepted as Porites lichen Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Porites reticulata Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites lichen Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Porites rugosa Veron & Fenner, 2000 accepted as Porites rugosus Fenner & Veron, 2000 (wrong spelling)
Species Porites saccharata Brüggemann, 1878 accepted as Porites nigrescens Dana, 1848 (synonym)
Species Porites semilunaris Nemenzo, 1976 accepted as Porites vaughani Crossland, 1952 (synonym)
Species Porites spongiosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Montipora spongiosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites spumosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Montipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816) (new combination)
Species Porites stilosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Montipora stilosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites subdigitata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Stylophora pistillata Esper, 1797 (synonym)
Species Porites subseriata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Stylophora subseriata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (new combination, basionym)
Species Porites suppressa Crossland, 1952 accepted as Porites nigrescens Dana, 1848 (synonym)
Species Porites tenuis Verrill, 1866 accepted as Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (synonym ?)
Species Porites tuberculosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Montipora tuberculosa (Lamarck, 1816) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites tuberculosa Veron, 2000 accepted as Porites tuberculosus Veron, 2000 (wrong spelling)
Species Porites undulata (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Porites rus (Forskål, 1775) (synonym)
Species Porites venosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Montipora venosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites verrillii Rehberg, 1892 accepted as Porites astreoides Lamarck, 1816 (synonymy)
Species Porites verrucosa Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Montipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816) (original combination, basionym)
Species Porites viridis Gardiner, 1898 accepted as Porites lichen Dana, 1846 (synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Link D.H.F. (1807-1808). Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. Rostock: Adlers Erben. 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/138768#page/9/mode/1up [details]   
Description Colonies are flat (foliaceous or encrusting), massive or branching. Massive colonies are spherical or hemispherical when...  
Description Colonies are flat (foliaceous or encrusting), massive or branching. Massive colonies are spherical or hemispherical when small and helmet- or dome-shaped when large, and are commonly over 5 m in diameter. Corallites are small, immersed, with calices less than 2 mm in diameter and filled with septa. Polyps are usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Corallites often very small (<2 mm across), but colonies very large. Colonies domed; can reach up to 8 m in height (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Porites Link, 1807. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206485 on 2018-04-20
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2013-08-22 06:50:21Z
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2014-04-13 21:57:04Z
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original description Link D.H.F. (1807-1808). Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. Rostock: Adlers Erben. 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/138768#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofNeoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Duchassaing, P.; Michelotti, J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2. 19: 279-365, pls 1-10. [details]   

original description  (ofNapopora Quelch, 1884) Quelch, J.J. 1884. Preliminary notice of new genera and species of Challenger reef-corals. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 5th Series 13: 292-297. [details]   

original description  (ofCosmoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Duchassaing, P.; Michelotti, J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2. 19: 279-365, pls 1-10. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Porites) Link, 1807) Link D.H.F. (1807-1808). Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. Rostock: Adlers Erben. 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/138768#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSynaraea Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

taxonomy source Potts DC (1995) Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 52: 142-147. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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 Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Kitano, Y. F.; Benzoni, F.; Arrigoni, R.; Shirayama, Y.; Wallace, C. C.; Fukami, H. (2014). A Phylogeny of the Family Poritidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) Based on Molecular and Morphological Analyses. PLoS ONE. 9(5): e98406., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098406 [details]   

status source ICZN (2004) Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): generic names conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61: 51-53. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNeoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPorites (Napora) Quelch, 1884) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofCosmoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

additional source  (ofNapopora Quelch, 1884) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNapopora Quelch, 1884) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPorites (Synaraea) Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   
From other sources
Description Colonies are flat (foliaceous or encrusting), massive or branching. Massive colonies are spherical or hemispherical when small and helmet- or dome-shaped when large, and are commonly over 5 m in diameter. Corallites are small, immersed, with calices less than 2 mm in diameter and filled with septa. Polyps are usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Corallites often very small (<2 mm across), but colonies very large. Colonies domed; can reach up to 8 m in height (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Remark Type species: Porites polymorphus Link, 1807 (= Porites porites Pallas, 1766 (Veron, 1986). [details]
 



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Japanese ハマサンゴ  [details]