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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora contigua (Esper, 1794) 
AphiaID: 207267

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 editorPsammocoridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora Dana, 1846
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora contigua Esper, 1794 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora phrygiana Esper, 1798 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavonia obtusangula Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora decussata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1937 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora frondosa Verrill, 1864 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora gonagra Kluzinger, 1879 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora obtusangula (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora plicata Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammocora ramosa Quelch, 1886 (junior synonym)
Sources  original description Esper, E.C.J. 1794. Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet, nebst Beschreibungen. Zweyter Theil. (Raspe: Nürnberg):1-303. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Japan [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Indian Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
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 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 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 editorLichomolgus rhadinus Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhynchomolgus corallophilus Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia diminuta Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonomolgus psammocorae Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontomolgus rhadinus (Humes & Ho, 1967) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNumboa porosa Humes, 1997 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHumesimyzon pusillum Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhynchomolgus corallophilus Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia diminuta Humes & Ho, 1967 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (32 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (44 nucleotides; 29 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 a mixture of flattened branches or columns or irregular nodules. They are sometimes found free-living. Corallites are very fine and shallow, giving colonies a smooth surface. Colour: pale to dark grey-frown. Abundance: common over a wide range of environments. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Lumpy in form, producing irregular columna or colonies with flattened branches which may be anastomosing. Corallites often less than 1 mm across. Colonies are smooth. Colour: pale grey or brown or reddish-brown. Habitat: diverse, including reef flats. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207267
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 15:03:37Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-02-05 17:27:31Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Psammocora contigua (Esper, 1794). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207267 on 2014-10-01
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