WoRMS taxon details

Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816)

207128  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207128)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note Unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m...  
Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m diameter in the central Indian Ocean. Calices are sometimes immersed, usually with a thin, raised rim, or commonly form conical mounds up to 4 mm tall above the coenosteum. Both forms occur on the same corallum. The calices are deep and 1-2 mm diameter. This is a widespread but not very common species. It is found in a wide range of depths on fore- and back-reef slopes, from clear to moderately turbid water. It appears to avoid locations of severe environmental extremes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are hemispherical, with an even surface. Corallites are evenly spaced and conical with rounded calices. Colour: cream, brownish-blue or yellow, sometimes mottled. Abundance: by far the most common species of Astreopora, found in most reef habitats except in very turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Colonies are usually encrusting (rarely more than 3 m across) or form plates or massive bulbous, hemispherical mounds. The characteristic corallites are well-defined, slightly conical (2 mm across) with twelve vertical spines around the edges. Colour: varies from cream and yellow to a pale bluish-brown; may be mottled. Habitat: diverse, in clear water. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207128 on 2018-12-09
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-18 08:04:27Z
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2016-02-04 07:54:38Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora profunda Verrill, 1872) Verrill AE (1872) Names of species in the author’s report on zoophytes. In: Dana JD, Corals and coral islands, Dodd & Mead, New York, pp 379-388. [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora kenti Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora eliptica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941) Yabe, H. & Sugiyama, T. 1941. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate II. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104.  [details]   

original description  (ofAstrea myriophthalma Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofAstrea pulvinaria Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora arenaria Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora ovalis Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofAstraeopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofAstreopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964) Nemenzo, F. (1964). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians: V. Suborder Astrocoeniida (Part. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 18: 193-223. [details]   

original description  (ofAstraeopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964) Nemenzo, F. (1964). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians: V. Suborder Astrocoeniida (Part. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 18: 193-223. [details]   

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

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Wallace CC (1984) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part V. Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 6: 1–485. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m diameter in the central Indian Ocean. Calices are sometimes immersed, usually with a thin, raised rim, or commonly form conical mounds up to 4 mm tall above the coenosteum. Both forms occur on the same corallum. The calices are deep and 1-2 mm diameter. This is a widespread but not very common species. It is found in a wide range of depths on fore- and back-reef slopes, from clear to moderately turbid water. It appears to avoid locations of severe environmental extremes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are hemispherical, with an even surface. Corallites are evenly spaced and conical with rounded calices. Colour: cream, brownish-blue or yellow, sometimes mottled. Abundance: by far the most common species of Astreopora, found in most reef habitats except in very turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Colonies are usually encrusting (rarely more than 3 m across) or form plates or massive bulbous, hemispherical mounds. The characteristic corallites are well-defined, slightly conical (2 mm across) with twelve vertical spines around the edges. Colour: varies from cream and yellow to a pale bluish-brown; may be mottled. Habitat: diverse, in clear water. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English starflower coral  [details]
Japanese アナサンゴ  [details]