WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801

207341

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207341

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J. B. (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels 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: viii + 432 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The species is oval and is distinguished by...  
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 "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
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 2017-11-20

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1996-10-25 16:53:40Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Lamarck, J. B. (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels 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: viii + 432 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719 [details]   

basis of record Hoeksema, B.W., 1989. Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden 254: 1-295., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/149013 [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 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] 
 
 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 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 "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormushroom coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorクサビライシ  [details]