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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorites australiensis Vaughan, 1918 
AphiaID: 207249

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 editorPorites (Porites) australiensis Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
Sources  original description Vaughan, T.W., 1918. Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. Pap. Dep. mar. Biol. Carnegie Inst. Washington 9 [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
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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 editorXenomolgus varius Humes & Stock, 1972 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (13 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 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 are hemispherical to helmet-shaped and may be very large, with a surface of irregular humps and nodules. Colour: Usually cream or yellow but may be bright colours in shallow water. Abundance: Very common and occurs with P. lutea and P. lobata on back reef margins, lagoons and fringing reefs (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207249
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 15:03:37Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-04-15 21:12:32Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Porites australiensis Vaughan, 1918. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207249 on 2014-07-10
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