WoRMS taxon details

Leptoseris foliosa Dinesen, 1980

207286  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207286)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus Leptoseris (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 20: 182-235. [details]   
Type locality contained in Lizard Island (Queensland)  
type locality contained in Lizard Island (Queensland) [details]
Note Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Type locality Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986) [details]
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no...  
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no greater than pin-pricks, aligned in rows, each row separated from others by up to 1 cm. Septo-costae are equal in size. This species is one of the commonest members of the genus, occupying both shallow and deep water habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are laminar plates either encrusting or in whorls or tiers, with or without radiating folds. Corallites are in irregular rows parallel to the margins, and are small and shallow. Columellae are conspicuous. Septo-costae are fine. Colour: cream or brown. Abundance: Uncommon, found on vertical or overhang walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos  
Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoseris foliosa Dinesen, 1980. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207286 on 2018-06-24
Date
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1998-01-22 08:26:58Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus Leptoseris (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 20: 182-235. [details]   

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

additional source Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no greater than pin-pricks, aligned in rows, each row separated from others by up to 1 cm. Septo-costae are equal in size. This species is one of the commonest members of the genus, occupying both shallow and deep water habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are laminar plates either encrusting or in whorls or tiers, with or without radiating folds. Corallites are in irregular rows parallel to the margins, and are small and shallow. Columellae are conspicuous. Septo-costae are fine. Colour: cream or brown. Abundance: Uncommon, found on vertical or overhang walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos [details]

Type locality Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986) [details]
 

LanguageName 
English porcelain coral  [details]
Japanese ウスイタセンベイサンゴ  [details]