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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 
AphiaID: 207152

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora brueggemanni Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Sources  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]

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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 editorChagos [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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (12 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, 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Original combination in Sheppard (1998). Type Locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207152
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-18 08:04:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-11 07:53:56Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). 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 2014-07-22
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