WoRMS taxon details

Pseudosiderastrea tayamai Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935

207272  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207272)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Yabe H, Sugiyama T (1935) A new living coral, Pseudosiderastrea tayamai, from Dobo in Wamar, Aru Islands. Proceedings of the Imperial Academy, Tokyo 11: 373-375. [details]   
Description Colonies are encrusting to submassive, up to 15 cm diameter. Corallites are monocentric, cerioid, with circular or...  
Description Colonies are encrusting to submassive, up to 15 cm diameter. Corallites are monocentric, cerioid, with circular or irregular outlines. Calice diameters are 3 to 4 mm, and they can be 2 or 3 mm deep or very shallow in some specimens from stressed habitats, in which case they have a glassy appearance. Columellae are less than 0.5 mm diameter and consist of 1 - 5 small pegs sets in pits below the general level of the septa. Septa are equal, and show slightly concave slopes downwards towards the centre of the calice. In many calices there may be some lateral fusion of septa, and their top surface is heavily ornamented with teeth. Budding is extratentacular. The species is a fairly common inhabitant of reef slopes in shallow but sheltered water. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting to massive, dome-shaped, up to 160 mm in diameter. Corallites are cerioid, polygonal, 3-6 mm in diameter. Septa are evenly spaced and fuse with each other in fan-like groups. They have fine, saw-like teeth. Columellae consist of one to four pinnules. Colour: pale grey with distinctive white corallite walls. Abundance: Uncommon throughout its range. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Pseudosiderastrea tayamai Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207272 on 2019-12-08
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Yabe H, Sugiyama T (1935) A new living coral, Pseudosiderastrea tayamai, from Dobo in Wamar, Aru Islands. Proceedings of the Imperial Academy, Tokyo 11: 373-375. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong's Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[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 Veron, J.E.N.; Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are encrusting to submassive, up to 15 cm diameter. Corallites are monocentric, cerioid, with circular or irregular outlines. Calice diameters are 3 to 4 mm, and they can be 2 or 3 mm deep or very shallow in some specimens from stressed habitats, in which case they have a glassy appearance. Columellae are less than 0.5 mm diameter and consist of 1 - 5 small pegs sets in pits below the general level of the septa. Septa are equal, and show slightly concave slopes downwards towards the centre of the calice. In many calices there may be some lateral fusion of septa, and their top surface is heavily ornamented with teeth. Budding is extratentacular. The species is a fairly common inhabitant of reef slopes in shallow but sheltered water. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting to massive, dome-shaped, up to 160 mm in diameter. Corallites are cerioid, polygonal, 3-6 mm in diameter. Septa are evenly spaced and fuse with each other in fan-like groups. They have fine, saw-like teeth. Columellae consist of one to four pinnules. Colour: pale grey with distinctive white corallite walls. Abundance: Uncommon throughout its range. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Spelling Spelled P. tayami in <63>. Type locality: Arafura Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English false pillow coral  [details]
Japanese タヤマヤスリサンゴ  [details]