WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites 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. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies reach several metres diameter. A...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Porites lobata Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207225 on 2017-11-23

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

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lobata Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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. China Science Press. 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lobata Dana, 1846) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lobata f. nodulosa Hoffmeister, 1925) Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. Papers From The Department Of Marine Biology Of The Carnegie Institution Of Washington. 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23. [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. Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryte verecunda Humes, 1992 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemicyclops columnaris Humes, 1984 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHemicyclops columnaris Humes, 1984 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKombia incrassata Humes, 1984 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonomolgus torulus Humes, 1984 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhump coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorフカアナハマサンゴ  [details]