WoRMS taxon details

Psammocora contigua (Esper, 1794)

207267  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207267)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Esper, E.C.J. (1794). Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet, nebst Beschreibungen. Zweyter Theil. (Raspe: Nürnberg): 1-303., available online at http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/esper1791ga?sid=2d5b0169727df890642a3a5e6a1c914e&ui_lang=eng [details]   

(ofMadrepora contigua Esper, 1794) Esper EJC (1793-1795) Die Planzenthiere: Fortsetzungen 1: 1-230. Abbildungen I: Madrepora pls. 1-87. Raspischen Buchhandlung, Nurnberg. [details]   
Note Unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are a mixture of flattened branches or columns or irregular nodules. They are sometimes found free-living....  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Psammocora contigua (Esper, 1794). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207267 on 2018-06-22
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1996-10-25 15:03:37Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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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., available online at http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/esper1791ga?sid=2d5b0169727df890642a3a5e6a1c914e&ui_lang=eng [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora gonagra Kluzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. (1879). Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora obtusangula (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora decussata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1937) Yabe, H. & Sugiyama, T. 1937. Two new species of reef-building corals from Yoron-zima and Amami-Ô-sima. Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Japan, 13, 425–429. [details]   

original description  (ofPavonia obtusangula Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora plicata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. 1846. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora ramosa Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora contigua Esper, 1794) Esper EJC (1793-1795) Die Planzenthiere: Fortsetzungen 1: 1-230. Abbildungen I: Madrepora pls. 1-87. Raspischen Buchhandlung, Nurnberg. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora phrygiana Esper, 1798) Esper, E. J. C. (1788-1830). Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Raspischen Buchhandlung, Nuremberg. 3 vols text, 2 vols pls. [details]   

original description  (ofPsammocora frondosa Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

additional source  (ofPsammocora gonagra Kluzinger, 1879) Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora gonagra Kluzinger, 1879) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

additional source  (ofPsammocora obtusangula (Lamarck, 1816)) Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora plicata Dana, 1846) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPavonia obtusangula Lamarck, 1816) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora obtusangula (Lamarck, 1816)) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source  (ofPsammocora obtusangula (Lamarck, 1816)) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

additional source  (ofPsammocora decussata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1937) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora decussata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1937) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora contigua var. tutuilensis Hoffmeister, 1925) Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. Papers From The Department Of Marine Biology Of The Carnegie Institution Of Washington. 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora phrygiana Esper, 1798) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora frondosa Verrill, 1864) Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPsammocora ramosa Quelch, 1886) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

additional source  (ofMadrepora contigua Esper, 1794) Veron, J.E.N. & M. Pichon (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. Volume I. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora contigua Esper, 1794) Stefani, F., Benzoni, F., Pichon, M., Cancelliere, C. & Galli, P. 2008. A multidisciplinary approach to the definition of species boundaries in branching species of the coral genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta 37: 71-91. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Veron, J. E. N. (1982). Hermatypic Scleractinia of Hong Kong - An annotated list of species. In: Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.), vol. 1, pp111-125. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese ヤッコアミメサンゴ  [details]