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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylocoeniella guentheri (Bassett-Smith, 1890) 
AphiaID: 206948

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 editorAstrocoeniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylocoeniella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylocoeniella Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora guentheri Bassett-Smith, 1890 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Bassett-Smith PW (1890) Report on the corals from Tizard and Macclesfield Banks, China Sea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6: 353-374. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthorn coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (9 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are small, rarely over 30 cm across, with calices about 1 mm in diameter. The two cycles of 6 septa each are markedly different in size. The pillar associated with each calice are also well developed and conspicuous. These readily distinguish this coral from other encrusting species in the region, and being styliform, are appreciably different also to the calical hoods of the encrusting Stylophora species with which it is most likely to be confused. Mostly between 5 and 50 m deep on reef slopes. It is found equally on clear water, exposed reefs and on back reef slopes, in lagoonal and turbid habitats. Its living colour may be green or yellowish brown. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Calices are about 0.8 mm in diameter and are flush with the coenosteum. Septa are in two very unequal cycles. Colour: Dark or pale greenish-brown, with white polyps. Abundance: usually uncommon but more abundant than S. armata. Large colonies (greater than 0.5 m in diameter) are found in higher latitudes only. (Veron, 1986. <57>)

Forms encrusting, columnar or massive colonies with club-shaped knobs and sunken corallites (0.6-1 mm across). Colour: usually pale brown or darker. Habitat: cooler, often turbid shallow reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South China Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206948
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-24 16:07:55Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-04-20 09:02:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-20 21:34:03Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Stylocoeniella guentheri (Bassett-Smith, 1890). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206948 on 2014-08-29
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