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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris foliosa Dinesen, 1980 
AphiaID: 207286

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris foliosa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Sources  original description Dinesen ZD (1980) A revision of the coral genus Leptoseris (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20: 182-235. [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  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Lizard Island (Queensland) [details]
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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207286
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-01-22 08:26:58Z  created  Fondo, Esther
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 foliosa Dinesen, 1980. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207286 on 2014-12-28
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