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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeriatopora hystrix Dana, 1846 
AphiaID: 206973

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 editorSeriatopora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeriatopora Lamarck, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeriatopora angulata Klunzinger, 1879
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbush coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [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 editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsomolgus desmotes Dojiri, 1988 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia eminula Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia levis Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia umbonata Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia varilabrata Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia eminula Humes, 1985 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia levis Humes, 1985 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia varilabrata Humes, 1985 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus tenuipes Kim I.H., 2003 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus noumensis Kim I.H., 2003 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (44 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (800 nucleotides; 346 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 bushes or tangles of thin branches up to about 25 cm across on fore-reef slopes. In sheltered, sedimented or lagoonal areas, however, colonies reach 1 m across. Branches are usually 1-4 mm thick and are sharply pointed and fragile. The linear alignment of calices is very noticeable, and calices are markedly oval in most cases. S. hystrix occurs over a wide range of depths, but is particularly abundant in shallow water in sheltered conditions. It is most abundant in back reef of lagoonal areas where colonies can cover up to 30% of the substrate (Sheppard, 1998).
Branches are tapered to a point; they may be either widely spaced or compact. Colour: cream, blue or pink. Abundance: common in all shallow reefal environments (Veron, 1986).
Easily recognisable. Fine branches (1.5-4.5 cm thick) with tapering tips; corallites (up to 1.5 mm across) in neat rows, slightly hooded. Forms compact shrub-like colonies. Colour: delicately coloured in cream, blue or pink. Habitat: shallow outer reef areas and sheltered inner algal and seagreas beds (Richmond, 1997); rocks (Kalk, 1959). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Seriatopora hystrix
Seriatopora hystrix
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206973
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 12:24:58Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Seriatopora hystrix Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206973 on 2014-09-23
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