WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia horrida Dana, 1846

207355  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207355)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J.D. 1846. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Septal teeth are irregular and fairly large,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Septal teeth are irregular and fairly large, and on the underside, spines are elongated on every fourth or eighth costae. This subgenus of Fungia commonly have coarse teeth on the septa, though in this species this may not be so pronounced. There are usually several lobes on the upper surface. This species is very similar to Fungia corona though the latter may have a much more irregular outline. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Corals are circular, up to 200 mm in diameter, with a strong central arch. Septa have large irregular teeth. Costae are very unequal, with long spines. There are no pits between the costae. Colour: usually brown. Abundance: Common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Fungia horrida Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207355 on 2017-12-14

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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 Dana, J.D. 1846. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [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 Gittenberger, A., Reijnen, B.T. & Hoeksema, B.W. 2011. A molecularly based phylogeny reconstruction of mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) with taxonomic consequences and evolutionary implications for life history traits. Contributions to Zoology 80: 107-132. , available online at http://dpc.uba.uva.nl/cgi/t/text/get-pdf?c=ctz;idno=8002a02 [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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate, free-living [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Septal teeth are irregular and fairly large, and on the underside, spines are elongated on every fourth or eighth costae. This subgenus of Fungia commonly have coarse teeth on the septa, though in this species this may not be so pronounced. There are usually several lobes on the upper surface. This species is very similar to Fungia corona though the latter may have a much more irregular outline. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Corals are circular, up to 200 mm in diameter, with a strong central arch. Septa have large irregular teeth. Costae are very unequal, with long spines. There are no pits between the costae. Colour: usually brown. Abundance: Common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
 

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