WoRMS taxon details

Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846

207229  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207229)

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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the...  
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207229 on 2018-07-20
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1996-10-25 15:03:37Z
created
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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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  (ofPorites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) Vaughan, T.W. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites levis 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]   

original description  (ofPorites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg. 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Porites) cylindrica 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 Best, W.G., G. Faure & M. Pichon (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94,3: 600 - 627. [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]   

additional source  (ofPorites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) 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  (ofPorites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) 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]   

basis of record  (ofPorites (Porites) cylindrica 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  (ofPorites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) 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  (ofPorites levis 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]   

context source (HKRMS) Veron, J. E. N. (1982). Hermatypic Scleractinia of Hong Kong - An annotated list of species. In: Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.), vol. 1, pp111-125. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]

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

LanguageName 
English hump coral  [details]
Japanese ユビエダハマサンゴ  [details]