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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris mycetoseroides Wells, 1954 
AphiaID: 207283

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 editorAgariciidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgariciella Ma, 1937
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia minikoiensis (Gardiner, 1905) (wrong identification)
Sources  original description Wells, J.W. 1954. Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers 260-1: 385-486, pls. 94-187.  [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorporcelain 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]
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]
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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
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 This is an encrusting species when small, though it can develop brackets or leaves which reach 50 cm across. Its surface is convoluted due to well developed collines, rather in the manner of Pachyseris rugosa. Septo-costae are equal. This is widespread and possibly the commonest species in this genus in the Indian Ocean, and occupies the greatest range of habitats in the genus. As well as occurring in typical Leptoseris habitats, it is found on fairly sedimented back reef slope. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting or laminar with a surface of small irregular folds. Corallites are crowded between the folds except towards the periphery where they are aligned in rows parallel to the margins. They are outwardly inclined. Septo-costae are fine and even. Colour: mottled brown and green, usually dark colours if in shade. Abundance: sometimes common on reef slopes protected from wave action especially on steeply sloping or vertical walls, where they frequently exceed1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207283
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 16:53:40Z  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
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Leptoseris mycetoseroides Wells, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207283 on 2014-07-31
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