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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907 
AphiaID: 207291

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
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris gravieri Van der Horst, 1922 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris incrustans Gardiner, 1905 (homonym, synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris striatus Saville-Kent, 1871 (nomen oblitum)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921 (synonym)
Sources  original description Vaughan, T.W. 1907. Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 59(9): 1-427. [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 editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 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 Colonies are leafy. Corallites are protuberant, rounded mounds, with small but deep apertures, angled towards the edge of the leaf. Calices run in rows parallel to the edge of the leaf. Septo-costae are equal in size and have a very even appearance. These distinguish the species from Leptoseris scabra, which is very similar but which has septo-costae which markedly alternate in size. In deep water L. hawaiiensis may have a very smooth appearance. A mid to deep water species, occurring mostly on steep reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting laminae. Corallites are deep and rounded, irregularly distributed and slightly inclined towards the perimeter. Septo-costae are very even, giving the coenosteum a smooth appearance. Colour: brown or green, usually mottled. Abundance: uncommon, found on vertical or overhanging walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorremark A recently described closely-related species Craterastrea levis Head has been recorded previously as L. hawaiiensis in the Red Sea (Vine, 1986 ). Date of authority given as 1918 in Best et al. 1980.
Type locality: Hawaii (Veron, 1986) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207291
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  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 hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207291 on 2014-09-19
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