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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860 
AphiaID: 206958

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 editorPocilloporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonymy)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora grandis Dana, 1846
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora Lamarck, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora symmetrica Thiel, 1932 (synonym)
Sources 
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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcauliflower coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [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 sectilis Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia maldivensis Humes, 1960 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (47 nucleotides; 55 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]

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 Type locality: "Pacific Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206958
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 12:24:58Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-29 20:29:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: 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 2014-09-01
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