WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris mycetoseroides Wells, 1954

207283  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207283)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is an encrusting species when small,...  
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]
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 2017-12-15

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1996-10-25 16:53:40Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia minikoiensis (Gardiner, 1905)) Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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. China Science Press. 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. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

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

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia minikoiensis (Gardiner, 1905)) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia minikoiensis (Gardiner, 1905)) Yabe, H., Sugiyama, T. & Eguchi, M. 1936. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate I. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59. [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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 Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986) [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorporcelain coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアバタセンベイサンゴ  [details]