WoRMS taxon details

Leptoseris 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]   
Type locality contained in Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Type locality Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986) [details]
Description This is an encrusting species when small, though it can develop brackets or leaves which reach 50 cm across. Its surface is...  
Description 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.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoseris mycetoseroides Wells, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207283 on 2018-05-26
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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  (ofAgaricia 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]   

new combination reference  (ofAgaricia 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]   

basis of record  (ofAgaricia 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]   

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
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986) [details]
 

LanguageName 
English porcelain coral  [details]
Japanese アバタセンベイサンゴ  [details]