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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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstreopora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  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.d.1816. Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; précédée d'une Introduction offrant la Détermination des caractères essentiels de l'Animal, sa distinction du Végétal et des autres corps naturels, enfin, l'exposition des principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie: Paris, Déterville & Verdière., available online at http://www.archive.org/stream/histoirenaturel02lama#page/n7/mode/2up [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 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 Type 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
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207128 on 2014-07-31
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