WoRMS taxon details

Seriatopora hystrix Dana, 1846

206973  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206973)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are small bushes or tangles of thin branches up to about 25 cm across on fore-reef slopes. In sheltered,...  
Description 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]
WoRMS (2018). Seriatopora hystrix Dana, 1846. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206973 on 2018-02-24
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1996-10-25 12:24:58Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofSeriatopora angulata Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen: 1-88, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source 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]   

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 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] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Brüggemann, F. (1877). Notes on the stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. I. Description of two new species of Turbinariidae. II. Remarks on the species of Seriatopora. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4. 19: 415–421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofSeriatopora angulata Klunzinger, 1879) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofSeriatopora angulata Klunzinger, 1879) 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
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English bush coral  [details]
Japanese トゲサンゴ  [details]