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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris explanata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 
AphiaID: 207289

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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Sources  original description Yabe, H. & Sugiyama, T. 1941. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate II. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104.  [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 editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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 (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 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 Coralla are thin leaves, often symmetrical discs, but also irregular, contorted and even branched. Calices are 3 to 4 mm diameter. In shallow or well lit areas, calices tend to run in rows parallel to the leaf edge, and slightly inclined towards it, and are separated by 3 to 10 mm. As depth increases, calices become more scattered, and in very dim sites the thin leaves have extensive areas without calices. In these, calices may be found near the central attachment area. Septa are strongly alternating. However, in many cases, only the first order septa reach the calice, so that septa around the low calical mound are equal; in such cases, second order calices emerge only outside the calice. This is fairly common on deep reef slopes, generally in clear water. It can survive in extremely low light levels, such as in caves. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which may be horizontal with entire or lobed margins, or contorted and partly upright. Corallites are widely spaced and outwardly inclined. Septo-costae alternate strongly, forming fine but conspicuous radiating ridges. Colour: pale brown or yellow-brown, often with white margins. Abundance: seldom common except on vertical or overhang faces, especially of lower reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Forms distinctive leaf or plate-like colonies which may be lobed or grow in a complete whorl. The septo-costae connecting the corallites are linear and the corallites themselves protrude outwards, giving a characteristic appearance. Colour: usually pale orange or brown with paler margins. Habitat: vertical sides of deeper reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Palau (Veron, 1986) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207289
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 explanata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207289 on 2014-09-16
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