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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora digitata (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207185

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 editorManopora digitata Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManopora tortuosa Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora bolsii Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora divaricata Brüggemann, 1879 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora indentata Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora irregularis Quelch, 1886 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora levis Quelch, 1886 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora nana Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora palmata (Dana, 1846) (synomymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora poritiformis Verrill, 1869 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spatula Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spicata Bernard, 1897 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora spongila Bernard, 1900 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontipora tortuosa (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [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 Biodiversity Heritage Library (30 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (11 nucleotides; 7 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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type Locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207185
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 12:24:58Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207185 on 2014-07-11
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