WoRMS taxon details

Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846)

207185  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207185)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

(ofManopora digitata Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially...  
Description Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially colonies from very shallow water). Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: common. May be a dominant species on shallow mudflats (Veron, 1986).
Digitate colonies with anastomosing branches, forming subspherical mounds over 40 cm across. Corallites slightly sunken, giving the surface a pitted appearance. Colour: uniformly light brown to pale yellow. Habitat: diverse, including shallow lagoons (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207185 on 2018-11-13
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1996-10-25 12:24:58Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora divaricata Brüggemann, 1879) Brüggemann, F. (1879). Corals. In: Zoology of Rodriguez. <em>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences.</em> 168: 569-579. [details]   

original description  (ofManopora digitata Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofManopora tortuosa Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora tortuosa (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora poritiformis Verrill, 1869) Verrill A.E. (1869). Synopsis of the Polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute.</em> 6: 51-104., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33123044#page/220/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora levis Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora indentata Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora nana Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora spicata Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora bolsii Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora spongila Bernard, 1900) Bernard, H. M. (1900). Marine fauna of Christmas Is. (Indian Ocean. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 115-141. [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora palmata (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMontipora sumilonensis Nemenzo, 1979) Nemenzo F (1979) Astrocoeniid and faviid reef corals from Central Philippines. Kalikasan: The Philippine Journal of Biology 8: 37-50. [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 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 JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [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 Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially colonies from very shallow water). Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: common. May be a dominant species on shallow mudflats (Veron, 1986).
Digitate colonies with anastomosing branches, forming subspherical mounds over 40 cm across. Corallites slightly sunken, giving the surface a pitted appearance. Colour: uniformly light brown to pale yellow. Habitat: diverse, including shallow lagoons (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English pore coral  [details]
Japanese エダコモンサンゴ  [details]