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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 
AphiaID: 207246

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoritidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites Link, 1807
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora arenosa Esper, 1797 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites (Porites) lutea Milne Edwards, 1860 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites arenosa (Esper, 1797) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites arenosa var. lutea Gardiner, 1898 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites arenosa var. lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (upgrade to species level)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites conglomerata var. lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites haddoni Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
Sources  original description Quoy JRC, Gaimard JP (1833) Zoophytes. In J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville: Voyage de decouvertes de 1'Astrolabe, execute par ordre du Roi, pendant les annees 1826-29, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville. Zoologie 4: 175-254, pls. 14-20., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18513#page/185/mode/1up [details]

status source Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhump coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKombia curvata Nair & Pillai, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenomolgus varius Humes & Stock, 1972 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKombia incrassata Humes, 1984 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrstomella yaliuensis Cheng, Ho & Dai, 2009 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (48 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (46 nucleotides; 7 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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 across when fully grown. They are basically hemispherical, but in moderately or strongly sedimented conditions tend to develop thick, upward growing columns. Important comparative features are that in P. lutea the septal triplet fuse to form a trident, and calices are smaller and walls usually thicker than in P. solida. Also, calices have five or six large pali which help to distinguish this from P. solida. This species is very widespread. It is at its most abundant in sheltered areas such as on back reef slopes of patch reefs and in bays, where huge colonies cover over 75% of the substrate over thousands of square metres, between the surface and 15 m deep. These colonies tend to be columnar in shape, a condition which seems to be initiated by sedimentation into depressions of the surface of the coral and death of the covered sections (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical or helmet-shaped and may be very large. The surface is usually smooth. Colour: usually cream or yellow but may be bright colours in shallow water. Abundance: very common and occurs with P. lobata and P. australiensis on back reef margins, lagoons and fringing reefs (Veron, 1986).
Characteristic of the massive species, which are difficult to tell apart. Colonies are hemispherical, often very large, and may be undercut at the base. The outer surface may be loosely folded in flat mounds and ridges but is smooth in texture. Corallites are 1-1.5 mm in diameter. Colour: usually varies from pale grey to yellow, lime-green or pink. Habitat: shallow lagoons, where they may form micro-atolls, and fringing reefs (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). Spelled P. luta in Sloan et al. (1979). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Porites lutea
Porites lutea
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207246
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-22 14:12:20Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Porites lutea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207246 on 2014-08-20
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