WoRMS taxon details

Porites lobata Dana, 1846

207225  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207225)

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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies reach several metres diameter. A rough first guide to distinguishing this species from Porites lutea seems to be...  
Description Colonies reach several metres diameter. A rough first guide to distinguishing this species from Porites lutea seems to be that, whereas the latter grows either vertical ridges or vertically projecting columns, P. lobata tends to develop drooping lobes. However, colonies of both may be equally irregular. The septal triplet have free margins, and hence resemble P. solida rather than P. lutea. It is found in very similar habitat to P. lutea, forming huge colonies in clear water to about 15 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical or helmet-shaped and may be very large. Colour: usually cream or pale brown but may be bright blue, purple or green in shallow water. Abundance: very common and frequently a dominant, with P. lutea and P. australiensis. Of back reef margins, lagoons and some fringing reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Porites lobata Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207225 on 2018-11-14
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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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  (ofPorites excavata Verrill, 1869) Verrill, AE. (1869). Notes on the Radiata in the Museum of Yale College, with descriptions of new genera and species. No. 6. Review of the polyps and corals of the West Coast of America. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 1: 377-558., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/part/34032#/summary [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Porites) lobata 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  (ofPorites globosa Nemenzo, 1976) Nemenzo, F. 1976. Some new Philippine scleractinian reef corals. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 28: 229-276, pls. 1-10. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites paschalensis Vaughan, 1906) Vaughan TW (1906) Report on the scientific results of the expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific. VI Madreporaria. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 50: 59-72, pls. 1-10. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Ang, P. O.; McCorry, D.; Si, C. C. L. (2003). Establishing a reference collection and field guides for Hong Kong scleractinian coral. <em>Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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 Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies reach several metres diameter. A rough first guide to distinguishing this species from Porites lutea seems to be that, whereas the latter grows either vertical ridges or vertically projecting columns, P. lobata tends to develop drooping lobes. However, colonies of both may be equally irregular. The septal triplet have free margins, and hence resemble P. solida rather than P. lutea. It is found in very similar habitat to P. lutea, forming huge colonies in clear water to about 15 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical or helmet-shaped and may be very large. Colour: usually cream or pale brown but may be bright blue, purple or green in shallow water. Abundance: very common and frequently a dominant, with P. lutea and P. australiensis. Of back reef margins, lagoons and some fringing reef (Veron, 1986). [details]

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

LanguageName 
English hump coral  [details]
Japanese フカアナハマサンゴ  [details]