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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801 
AphiaID: 207341

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 editorLobactis scutaria (Lamarck, 1801)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobactis Verrill, 1864
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia Lamarck, 1801
Sources  original description Lamarck J.-B. (M. de), 1801. Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau general des classes, des orders et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturelles et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République. published by the author, and Deterville, Paris : pp. VIII + 432 + 8 pl., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.14255 [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 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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (63 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 The species is oval and is distinguished by the existence of lobes scattered on the surface outside the central part of the calice. Each marks the start of a new septum which runs towards the periphery. This is a common species, found mostly on hard reef substrate and coral rubble, preferring clear water. Fungia seychellensis, recently described, may be the correct name for several existing records of F scutaria. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Corals oval, thick and heavy, up to 170 mm long. Primary septa are inserted with a tall tentacular lobe and these are distributed at regular intervals from the mouth to the perimeter. Colour: usually brown or yellow, often with bright-green tentacular lobes. Abundance: very common and distinctive. Found with other Fungia species and also on upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Probably the most common fungiid. Solitary, oval, thick and heavy, attaining a diameter of 18 cm. Septa with fine teeth and thickened tentacular lobes. Colour: Polyps very from yellow to brown and green, but tentacles are usually bright green. Habitat: varied, often on upper reef slopes. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Fungia scutaria
Fungia scutaria
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207341
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
2013-01-24 17:30:43Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-06-02 17:13:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Fungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207341 on 2014-10-21
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