WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860

206958  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206958)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonymy)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote "Pacific Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Pacific Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature According to Veron & Pichon (1976) and...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature According to Veron & Pichon (1976) and Schmidt-Roach et al. (2014), P. grandis Dana, 1864 is a synonym of P. eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860. Since the latter is considered a junior synonym it is invalid, even though these authors state that it should be suppressed because the name P. eydouxi has been more commonly used. Such a suppression should be done by a ruling of the ICZN. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A large, stoutly branched Pocillopora, whose...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A large, stoutly branched Pocillopora, whose branches are generally considerably larger than the other species of this genus in the Indian Ocean. Branches are flattened to keel shaped, branching occasionally and irregularly. On the branches, the verrucae are regularly spaced on all sides (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of stout, upright, flattened branches. They may be widely separated, or compact, especially where currents are strong. Colour: pale to dark green or brown. Abundance: Common, especially on exposed reef fronts and where currents are strong. May form mono-specific stands of several metres in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pocillopora eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206958 on 2017-12-15

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1996-10-25 12:24:58Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-29 20:29:36Z
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basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Schmidt-Roach S, Miller KJ, Lundgren P, Andreakis N (2014) With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 1-33. [details]   

source of synonymy Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature According to Veron & Pichon (1976) and Schmidt-Roach et al. (2014), P. grandis Dana, 1864 is a synonym of P. eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860. Since the latter is considered a junior synonym it is invalid, even though these authors state that it should be suppressed because the name P. eydouxi has been more commonly used. Such a suppression should be done by a ruling of the ICZN. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A large, stoutly branched Pocillopora, whose branches are generally considerably larger than the other species of this genus in the Indian Ocean. Branches are flattened to keel shaped, branching occasionally and irregularly. On the branches, the verrucae are regularly spaced on all sides (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of stout, upright, flattened branches. They may be widely separated, or compact, especially where currents are strong. Colour: pale to dark green or brown. Abundance: Common, especially on exposed reef fronts and where currents are strong. May form mono-specific stands of several metres in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Pacific Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia comata Humes, 1962 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia fimbriata Humes, 1960 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia jugalis Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia maldivensis Humes, 1960 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia maldivensis Humes, 1960 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia sectilis Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcauliflower coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorヘラジカハナヤサイサンゴ  [details]