WoRMS name details

Psammocora haimeana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851

207262  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207262)

 unaccepted (changed spelling)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards, H. & J. Haime, 1851. Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Archs Mus. Hist. Nat. 5 : 1-502. [details]   
Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid...  
Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid structure. This is a very common and abundant species at depths between 8 and 30 m deep on reefs with clear or even moderately turbid water such as the central barrier reef in the Red Sea, exposed fringing reefs, and atoll slopes. Its small colony size, grey or brown colour and its preference for crevices probably makes it under-recognised. In the Arabian region, this species encompasses P. superficialis, P. profundicella and P. nierstraszi, though these latter three species appear to be separate in the Australian region. The gradations relate to both calical structures and to collines. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are situated at the bottom of shallow depressions or short non-meandering valleys. Primary septo-costae are petaloid but not exsert. Colour: grey or brown. Abundance: rare. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Usually forms small, low, mound-like encrustations with a pattern of shallow valleys each occupied by up to three corallites. The petal-like structure is more conspicuous in this species as the corallites are larger. Colour: light grey or brown. Habitat: cryptic locations on reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Psammocora haimeana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207262 on 2018-11-15
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original description Milne Edwards, H. & J. Haime, 1851. Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Archs Mus. Hist. Nat. 5 : 1-502. [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 Benzoni, F., Stefani, F., Pichon, M., Galli, P. 2010. The name game: morpho-molecular species boundaries in the genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 421-456. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid structure. This is a very common and abundant species at depths between 8 and 30 m deep on reefs with clear or even moderately turbid water such as the central barrier reef in the Red Sea, exposed fringing reefs, and atoll slopes. Its small colony size, grey or brown colour and its preference for crevices probably makes it under-recognised. In the Arabian region, this species encompasses P. superficialis, P. profundicella and P. nierstraszi, though these latter three species appear to be separate in the Australian region. The gradations relate to both calical structures and to collines. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are situated at the bottom of shallow depressions or short non-meandering valleys. Primary septo-costae are petaloid but not exsert. Colour: grey or brown. Abundance: rare. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Usually forms small, low, mound-like encrustations with a pattern of shallow valleys each occupied by up to three corallites. The petal-like structure is more conspicuous in this species as the corallites are larger. Colour: light grey or brown. Habitat: cryptic locations on reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Spelling Spelled P. haimiana in Faure (1977) .
Type locality: Seychelles Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese ヤスリアミメサンゴ/トゲアミメサンゴ  [details]