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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia horrida Dana, 1846 
AphiaID: 207355

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 horrida (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDanafungia horrida (Dana, 1846)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia Lamarck, 1801
Sources  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]

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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  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [details]
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]
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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 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 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207355
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  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
2013-01-25 21:48:42Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-06-02 17:13:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: 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 2014-12-18
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