WoRMS taxon details

Porites rus (Forskål, 1775)

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

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora rus Forskål, 1775) Forskål, 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.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , 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. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). 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 2019-09-18
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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  (of Porites 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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Porites faustinoi Hoffmeister, 1925) Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23. [details]   

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

original description  (of Porites 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]. <em>Science reports of the Tohoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> 16: 1-49, pls. 1-13. [details]   

original description  (of Porites 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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

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

original description  (of Madrepora rus Forskål, 1775) Forskål, 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.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Porites (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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of 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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of 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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of 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  (of Porites (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  (of Porites (Synaraea) monticulosa 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  (of Porites (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. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Synaraea) faustinoi Hoffmeister, 1925) Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [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]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
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 mountain cupcoralhump coral  [details]
German Bergkoralle  [details]
Japanese パラオハマサンゴ  [details]