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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207146

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 editorMontipora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora Blainville, 1830
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManopora planiuscula Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora ambigua Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora conferta Nemenzo, 1967 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora planiuscula (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites verrucosa Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
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 editorpore 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]
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]
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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHetairosyna terpna Humes, 1991 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTegastes gemmeus Humes, 1984 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia apertipes Humes & Dojiri, 1983 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (9 nucleotides; 0 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 Thick encrusting sheets or low massive forms, sometimes with leafy edges to the colony. This species has regular shaped, rounded tuberculae up to 0.6 cm across. This coral is similar to M. danae, but the tuberculae are smaller, more regular and rounded. Calices lie between the tuberculae as in M. danae, but are deeper. It is common on reef slopes from 5 to 25 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are submassive or plate-like with the surface uniformly covered with tuberculae, like those of M.dDanae. Corallites are immersed between tuberculae. Colour: blue or brown, uniform or mottled. Bright-blue or green polyps are extended during the day. Abundance: common on upper reef slopes or lagoons (Veron, 1986).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type Locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986).
Quoy & Gaimard as authors in Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207146
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 12:24:58Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
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). Montipora verrucosa (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207146 on 2014-08-21
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