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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra pileus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 207361

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 editorHalomitra (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra Dana, 1846
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoederleinia vetusta Gerth, 1925 † (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia pileus (Linnaeus, 1758) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra clypeus Verrill, 1864 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra concentrica Studer, 1901 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra louwinae Van Der Horst, 1921 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra phillipinensis (Studer, 1901) (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalomitra tiara Verrill, 1864 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pileus Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodabacia philippinensis Studer, 1901 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZoopilus gomezi Nemenzo, 1980 (junior synonym)
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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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbowl coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality East Asia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Philippines [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji Islands [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
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [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 editorOdontomolgus fultus Humes, 1978 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParamarda aculeata Humes, 1978 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 (32 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (8 nucleotides; 5 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 A free living, colonial fungiid, which can reach 75 cm tall and broad. Small colonies up to 20 cm across are usually flat, but larger colonies become increasingly dome shaped, developing into regular or irregular, hollow hemispheres. The colour photo is the edge of a rim of a large, domed specimen. Corallites are numerous, and all of the same size, (though a larger central one can sometimes be found at the top of the dome or in the centre of the disk). Septa run discontinuously down the sides, and are usually very sharp. Colonies are brown to cream, usually with a purple rim. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are large and free-living, circular, dome- or bell-shaped, thin and delicate and without an axial furrow. Corallites are widely spaced. Septo-costae are similar to those of Fungia fungites. Polyps are extended only at night. Tentacles are small and widely spaced. Colour: pale brown, frequently with bright-pink or purple margins. Abundance: occurs on middle to lower reef slopes in lagoons on soft substrates. Usually uncommon. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Unmistakable; free-living, dome or bell-shaped colonies to 50 cm in height and diameter. Corallites evenly spaced over the entire colony. Colour: brownish-orange with pink to purple lower rim. Habitat: shallow reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207361
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
2013-01-22 10:22:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Halomitra pileus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207361 on 2014-07-29
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