WoRMS taxon details

Porites rus (Forskål, 1775)

207231  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207231)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofMadrepora rus Forskål, 1775) Forsskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564#page/9/mode/1up [details]   
Description Colonies may reach several metres across. They consist of mixtures of small plates and twisted projections, some...  
Description Colonies may reach several metres across. They consist of mixtures of small plates and twisted projections, some projections developing into short, stout branches. The surface of the coral is covered with ridges which run between rows of calices. Calices themselves are minute (less than 1 mm diameter). Colours are usually basically brown or pale brown, but yellow colonies are also common, with strong pink colours also sometimes seen, some with blue edges to branches are plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are laminar or contorted anastomosing branches and columns. Corallites are very small. They are separated into groups by ridges which characteristically converge towards each other forming flame-shaped patterns. Colour: pale cream or yellow, or dark bluish-brown, often with pale branch tips. Abundance: usually uncommon but occurs in a wide range of habitats (Veron, 1986).
Distinguished by its extremely small calices (<0.6 mm). Open water colonies encrusting to massive, usually with a wrinkled surface; those in more hidden locations with a smooth surface. Colour: brown, pale grey or bright yellowish-green. Habitat: shallow sheltered reefs (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Porites rus (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207231 on 2018-04-22
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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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2014-04-11 07:53:56Z
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original description  (ofPorites convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofPorites undulata (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofPorites danai Studer, 1901) Studer, T. (1901). Madreporarier von Samoa, den Sandwich-Inseln und Laysan. Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere. 14: 388-428, pls. 23-31. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935) Eguchi, M. (1935). On the corals and coral reefs in the Palau Islands of the South Sea islands, Preliminary Report [in Japanese]. Science reports of the Tohoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie). 16: 1-49, pls. 1-13. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Synaraea) irregularis (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofPorites danae Studer, 1901) Studer, T. (1901). Madreporarier von Samoa, den Sandwich-Inseln und Laysan. Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere. 14: 388-428, pls. 23-31. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora rus Forskål, 1775) Forsskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSynaraea irregularis Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSynaraea convexa Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSynaraea undulata Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen: 1-88, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Synaraea) iwayamaensis (Eguchi, 1938)) Eguchi, M., 1938. A systematic study of the reef-building corals of the Palao Islands. Palao Trop. biol. Stn. Stud. 1 3: 326-390. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Synaraea) monticulosa 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 (Synaraea) undulata (Klunzinger, 1879)) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen: 1-88, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofPorites (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [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. 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 undulata (Verrill, 1864)) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites undulata (Verrill, 1864)) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

additional source  (ofPorites danae Studer, 1901) Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source  (ofPorites danae Studer, 1901) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites danae Studer, 1901) 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 iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935) 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 iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935) Eguchi, M., 1938. A systematic study of the reef-building corals of the Palao Islands. Palao Trop. biol. Stn. Stud. 1 3: 326-390. [details]   

additional source  (ofPorites iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites iwayamaensis Eguchi, 1935) 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 (Synaraea) iwayamaensis (Eguchi, 1938)) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites (Synaraea) iwayamaensis (Eguchi, 1938)) 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 (Synaraea) monticulosa Dana, 1846) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSynaraea undulata Klunzinger, 1879) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

additional source  (ofPorites (Synaraea) undulata (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofSynaraea convexa Verrill, 1864) 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  (ofSynaraea irregularis Verrill, 1864) 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  (ofMadrepora rus Forskål, 1775) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites (Synaraea) irregularis (Verrill, 1864)) 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  (ofSynaraea danae Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofSynaraea danae Verrill, 1864) 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 (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Yabe, H. & Sugiyama, T. 1932. Reef corals found in the Japanese Seas. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) 15: 143-168. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites (Synaraea) undulata (Klunzinger, 1879)) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites (Synaraea) monticulosa 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofPorites (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

additional source  (ofPorites (Synaraea) convexa (Verrill, 1864)) Wells, J.W., 1954. Recent corals of the Marshall Islands, Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, Oceanography (Biologic). Geol. Survey, Professional paper : 260-1. [details]   
 
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Description Colonies may reach several metres across. They consist of mixtures of small plates and twisted projections, some projections developing into short, stout branches. The surface of the coral is covered with ridges which run between rows of calices. Calices themselves are minute (less than 1 mm diameter). Colours are usually basically brown or pale brown, but yellow colonies are also common, with strong pink colours also sometimes seen, some with blue edges to branches are plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are laminar or contorted anastomosing branches and columns. Corallites are very small. They are separated into groups by ridges which characteristically converge towards each other forming flame-shaped patterns. Colour: pale cream or yellow, or dark bluish-brown, often with pale branch tips. Abundance: usually uncommon but occurs in a wide range of habitats (Veron, 1986).
Distinguished by its extremely small calices (<0.6 mm). Open water colonies encrusting to massive, usually with a wrinkled surface; those in more hidden locations with a smooth surface. Colour: brown, pale grey or bright yellowish-green. Habitat: shallow sheltered reefs (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English hump coral  [details]
Japanese パラオハマサンゴ  [details]