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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 207350

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia (Fungia) fungites (Linnaeus, 1758) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia agariciformis Lamarck, 1801 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia agariciformis var. tenuifolia Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia confertifolia Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia crassilamellata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1860 (junior synonym, changed spelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia crassolamellata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia dentata Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. columnifera Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. grandis Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. incisa Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. indica Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. insularis Nemenzo, 1955 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. lucapensis Nemenzo, 1955 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. plicata Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. stylifera Döderlein, 1902 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia haemei Verrill, 1864 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia papillosa Verrill, 1866 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia patella Ellis & Solander, 1786 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia puishani Veron & DeVantier, 2000 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora fungites Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormushroom coral  [details]
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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. columnifera Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. grandis Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. incisa Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. indica Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. insularis Nemenzo, 1955 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. lucapensis Nemenzo, 1955 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. plicata Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites var. stylifera Döderlein, 1902 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Pangasinan [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality East Indies [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Jaluit Atoll [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Pangasinan [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Tahiti [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Mediterranean Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Zanzibar [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Ambon [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Egypt [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Singapore [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Bougainville [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
South Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus latens Humes, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus punctilis Humes, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontomolgus scitulus Humes, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus dumbensis Kim I.H., 2003 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (45 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
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 circular. Septa have triangular, small teeth, and costae have regular, tall and smooth spines. Coralla reach over 30 cm across and are slightly arched. The species is very common in sandy, rubble and hard substrate areas, down to at least 35 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Corals are circular or subcircular, up to 280 mm in diameter. Septal teeth are triangular, pointed, coral spines are tall, smooth and conical. Colour: Brown, sometimes mottles. Abundance: Very common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Fungia fungites
Fungia fungites
Fungia fungites
Fungia fungites
Fungia scutaria
Fungia scutaria
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207350
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
2013-01-26 22:15:03Z  checked  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Fungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207350 on 2014-11-23
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