WoRMS taxon details

Montipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851

207152  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207152)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 7. Monographie des Poritides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 16: 21-70. [details]   
Description Thick encrusting sheets or low massive forms, sometimes with leafy edges to the colony, but sometimes forming extensive,...  
Description Thick encrusting sheets or low massive forms, sometimes with leafy edges to the colony, but sometimes forming extensive, thin leaves. This species has a smooth looking surface, with large, rounded tuberculae 0.5 to 1.5 cm long, of irregular shape. Calices lie between the tuberculae. It is common on reef slopes from 5 to 25 m depth (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columns or plates with surfaces covered with tuberculae which are dome-shaped or fused into radiating ridges. Corallites are small, immersed, crowded between the tuberculae. Colour: usually pale brown with paler margins. Polyps are often brightly coloured. Abundance: common on upper reef slopes and lagoons (Veron, 1986).
Generally encrusting or plate-forming, with bumps and ridges between polyps. Colour: pale brown with lighter margins; polyps may be brightly coloured but are not generally seen during the day. Habitat: lagoons and shallow reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Montipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207152 on 2018-12-12
Date
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-18 08:04:27Z
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2014-04-11 07:53:56Z
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original description Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 7. Monographie des Poritides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 16: 21-70. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora brueggemanni Bernard, 1897) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 7. Monographie des Poritides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 16: 21-70. [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 Best, W.G., G. Faure & M. Pichon (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94,3: 600 - 627. [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 Thick encrusting sheets or low massive forms, sometimes with leafy edges to the colony, but sometimes forming extensive, thin leaves. This species has a smooth looking surface, with large, rounded tuberculae 0.5 to 1.5 cm long, of irregular shape. Calices lie between the tuberculae. It is common on reef slopes from 5 to 25 m depth (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columns or plates with surfaces covered with tuberculae which are dome-shaped or fused into radiating ridges. Corallites are small, immersed, crowded between the tuberculae. Colour: usually pale brown with paler margins. Polyps are often brightly coloured. Abundance: common on upper reef slopes and lagoons (Veron, 1986).
Generally encrusting or plate-forming, with bumps and ridges between polyps. Colour: pale brown with lighter margins; polyps may be brightly coloured but are not generally seen during the day. Habitat: lagoons and shallow reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Remark Original combination in Sheppard (1998). Type Locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English pore coral  [details]
Japanese デーナイボコモンサンゴ  [details]