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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora pistillata Esper, 1797 
AphiaID: 206982

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 editorStylophora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora Schweigger, 1820
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pistillaris Esper, 1797 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPocillopora andreossyi Audouin, 1826 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites pistillata (Esper, 1797) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites subdigitata Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSideropora mordax Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSideropora pistillata (Esper, 1797) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSideropora subdigitata (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora cellulosa Quelch, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora digitata (Pallas, 1766) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora mordax (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora palmata de Blainville, 1830
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora pistillaris (Esper, 1797) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora prostrata Klunzinger, 1879 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora septata Gardiner, 1898 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora sinaitica Brüggemann, 1877 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylophora stellata Verrill 1864 (synonym)
Sources  original description Esper, E.J.C. 1797. Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungennach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil.(Nürnberg): 1-230, pls L-LXI. [details]

new combination reference Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhood 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]
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]
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]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlteuthellopsis corallina Humes, 1981 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius corallophilus Stock, 1966 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichomolgus crassus Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichomolgus geminus Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia decorata Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia dissona Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia lissa Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia obesa Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpaniomolgus crassus (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpaniomolgus geminus (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius magnisetiger Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGascardama longisiphonata Kim I.H., 2010 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia decorata Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia dissona Humes, 1985 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia lissa Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (59 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (47102 nucleotides; 218 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 Branches are stoutest in shallow water, and become finer with increasing depth. Below 30 metres, and in darkened recesses of the reef, branching then tends to become prostrate and branches become flattened in cross-section. On steep slopes, branches may even tend to fan downwards in a manner which ensures greatest light capture, and in these cases, usually seen below 40 m deep and in crevices, colonies may develop a layered branching structure, and even develop platy extensions formed by strongly anastomosed branches. Calices of all ecomorphs are 0.5 to 1.5 mm diameter, arranged not in straight rows but scattered irregularly and usually closely. Calices are usually hooded by a projection of coenosteum on the side of calice towards the branch tip, though in many cases there may be a continuous raised rim around each corallite instead, while in others there may be no raised projections at all. All features may be found on a single corallum. Corallites have 6 primary septa and a small columella. Sheltered colonies have slender branches, and in deep or dim conditions, colonies commonly form layers of horizontal branches which may anastomose or even fuse into plate-like extensions. This ramose species is found in an enormous range of habitats, from the most exposed, shallow reef crest situations to at least 50 m deep, and is also found in extreme conditions of turbidity such as on mangrove roots. In all regions, it may be heavily dominant in localised, usually shallow areas of exposed reef slopes (Sheppard, 1998); rocks (Kalk, 1959).
Colonies are branching with blunt-ended branches becoming thick and submassive. Corallites are immersed, conical or hooded. They have a solid style-like columella, six primary septa, which may be short or fused with the columella, and sometimes six short secondary septa. The coenosteum is covered by fine spinules. Polyps are extended only at night. Colour: Uniform cream, pink, blue or green (Veron, 1986).
Extremely variable growth form. Ends of branches blunt and often slightly club-shaped; corallites 0.5-1.5 mm across with conspicuous hoods. Colour cream, pale yellow or green. Habitat: exposed reef fronts and tidal areas (Richmond, 1997).
Also distributed in Australia (Kalk, 1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark in family 'Seriatoporidae' in Kalk (1958).
New combination in Sheppard (1998).
Type locality: "East Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Stylophora pistillata
Stylophora pistillata
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206982
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 17:25:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-04-21 09:20:09Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Stylophora pistillata Esper, 1797. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206982 on 2014-08-29
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