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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia moluccensis Horst, 1919 
AphiaID: 207337

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 editorFungiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuractis moluccensis (Van der Horst, 1919)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia Lamarck, 1801
Sources  original description Horst, C.J. van der, 1919. A new species of Fungia. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 5: 65-66, pl. 1. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormushroom coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
South Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
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 (14 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 Corals are usually oval in general form, though very contorted. They may remain attached to the substrate even when large, or show the attachment scar on their underside. The upper surface may show one or more secondary centres outside the main, central one. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Corals are usually attached to, or encrust, the substrate. They may be shaped like F. paumotensis or very contorted. They usually have a strong central arch. In uncontorted specimens, primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. An attachment scar is usually prominent. Colour: brown, cream or mottled. Abundance: usually uncommon. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Indonesia (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207337
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-10-31 09:33:07Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-01-24 18:51:11Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-06-02 17:13:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Fungia moluccensis Horst, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207337 on 2014-08-28
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