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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea monile Forskål, 1775 
AphiaID: 207255

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 editorCoscinaraeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea bottae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (synonym)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoscinaraea donnani Gardiner
Sources  original description Forskål P (1775) Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quæ in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Hauniae, Heineck et Faber. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwrinkle 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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
Links 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 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 range from thick, foliaceous or encrusting coralla, to low, submassive forms, rarely larger than 20 cm diameter. This is a very polymorphic species, showing wide, habitat-related skeletal variations. Budding is intratentacular. Calices range from 3 to 7 mm across, and may be largely monocentric or may run in short meandroid series. Calice depth ranges equally greatly, from 2 to 5 mm. Walls are thick. Septa are thick, with granular edges; colonies from very turbid locations may be particularly granular, almost furry in appearance, with smaller calices. This is a very common species. It is particularly common on deeper parts of reef slopes where it can be found to at least 50 m deep. It is also common in turbid water of back reef slopes where it takes on a more contorted shape, and it is one of the few species commonly found in holes on reef flats and in close proximity to mangroves, and even is abundant in the areas of cold upwelling water (Sheppard, 1998).
Often forms circular, encrusting, slightly mounded, plate-like colonies. The calices (3-7 mm) are variable in form, being circular to oval or long and meandering, and may be aligned in shallow, concentric valleys which are roughly parallel to the margin of the colony. Between the corallites, fine septo-costal connections overly this pattern. Colour: usually pale brown or greenish. Habitat: diverse, on reef flats to deeper slopes (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Family 'siderasteriidae' in Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207255
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
2014-06-02 10:15:47Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Coscinaraea monile Forskål, 1775. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207255 on 2014-07-31
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