WoRMS taxon details

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

207289  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207289)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Palau Exclusive Economic Zone  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Palau (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Palau (Veron, 1986) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Coralla are thin leaves, often symmetrical...  
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]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Leptoseris explanata Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207289 on 2017-12-16

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1996-10-25 16:53:40Z
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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]   

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]   

additional source Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus Leptoseris (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 20: 182-235. [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 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 Palau (Veron, 1986) [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorporcelain coral  [details]