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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207128

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 editorAcroporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora myriophthalma (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraeopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896 (synonym, misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea myriophthalma Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea pulvinaria Lamarck, 1816 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora arenaria Bernard, 1896 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora eliptica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora kenti Bernard, 1896 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora ovalis Bernard, 1896 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora profunda Verrill, 1872 (nomen nudum, synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964 (synonymy)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstarflower 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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
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 (25 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; 5 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207128
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 14:03:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-18 08:04:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2016-02-04 07:54:38Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2016). Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207128 on 2016-05-01
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