WoRMS taxon details

Leptoseris hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907

207291  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207291)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan, T.W. 1907. Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 59(9): 1-427. [details]   
Description Colonies are leafy. Corallites are protuberant, rounded mounds, with small but deep apertures, angled towards the edge of...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoseris hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207291 on 2018-12-09
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Vaughan, T.W. 1907. Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 59(9): 1-427. [details]   

original description  (ofLeptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921) Horst, C.J. van der, 1921. The Madreporaria of the Siboga Expedition II. Madreporaria Fungida. Siboga-Exped. XVIb: 53-98, pls. 1-6. Brill, Leiden. [details]   

original description  (ofLeptoseris striatus Saville-Kent, 1871) Saville-Kent W (1871) On some new and little-known species of madrepores, or stony corals, in the British Museum Collection. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1871: 275-286, pls. 23-25. [details]   

original description  (ofLeptoseris gravieri van der Horst, 1922) van der Horst, C.J. (1922). Madreporaria: Agariciidae. Report of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean 1905, Volume 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2, Zoology.</em> 18 (1): 417-429, pls. 31-32. [details]   

original description  (ofLeptoseris incrustans Gardiner, 1905) Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

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

additional source Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 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. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Luck DG, Forsman ZH, Toonen RJ, Leicht SJ, Kahng SE (2013). Polyphyly and hidden species among Hawai'i's dominant mesophotic coral genera, Leptoseris and Pavona (Scleractinia: Agariciidae). PeerJ 1:e132. doi: 10.7717/peerj.132. [details]   

additional source Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus <i>Leptoseris</i> (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 20: 182-235. [details]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

remark 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]
 

LanguageName 
English porcelain coral  [details]
Japanese ハワイセンベイサンゴ  [details]