WoRMS taxon details

Oxypora lacera (Verrill, 1864)

207374  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207374)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

(of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

(of Echinophyllia lacera (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   
Note Singapore (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across....  
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across. Centres are about 5 mm diameter and often superficial. septo-costae are spiny and sharp, and spines are prominent on the underside of the leaves, sometimes over 5 mm long. Colonies are grey or pale brown, and are easily broken. Also, perforations in the leaves are generally very clear on thin specimens. This is a mid- to deep water species, preferring sheltered sites without strong water movement, but without much sedimentation either. It is not usually conspicuous, partly because of its neutral grey or pale brown colour, but is not uncommon below 25 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies may be submassive, encrusting or laminar. Corallites may be fine and delicate on thin laminae to grossly thickened on submassive parts of the same colony. Costae are always toothed. Colour: usually pale brown or greenish, either uniform or with green or red oral discs. Abundance: common, especially in shallow protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Difficult to differentiate from Echinophyllia aspera under water, but generally more foliaceous in growth form. Septo-costae can be detected between the polyps, radiating to the perimeter of the colony. Colour: light brown, often with red or green oral discs. Habitat: sheltered reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Oxypora lacera (Verrill, 1864). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207374 on 2020-08-07
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Oxypora contorta Quelch, 1886) Quelch, J.J. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (part 46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm [details]   

original description  (of Echinophyllia lacera (Verrill, 1864)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Echinophyllia rugosa Chevalier, 1975) Chevalier, J. P. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). I. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [details]   

original description  (of Oxypora titizimaensis Yabe, Sugiyama & Eguchi, 1936) Yabe, H., Sugiyama, T. & Eguchi, M. 1936. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate I. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Budd, A. F.; Fukami, H.; Smith, N. D.; Knowlton, N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166(3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   

additional source Arrigoni R, Berumen ML, Chen CA, Terraneo TI, Baird AH, Payri C, Benzoni F. (2016). Species delimitation in the reef coral genera Echinophyllia and Oxypora (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae) with a description of two new species. <em>Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.</em> 105: 146-159., available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.023 [details]   

additional source Huang D, Arrigoni R, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Stolarski J, Chou LM, Budd AF. (2016). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 178(3): 436-481., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12391 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across. Centres are about 5 mm diameter and often superficial. septo-costae are spiny and sharp, and spines are prominent on the underside of the leaves, sometimes over 5 mm long. Colonies are grey or pale brown, and are easily broken. Also, perforations in the leaves are generally very clear on thin specimens. This is a mid- to deep water species, preferring sheltered sites without strong water movement, but without much sedimentation either. It is not usually conspicuous, partly because of its neutral grey or pale brown colour, but is not uncommon below 25 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies may be submassive, encrusting or laminar. Corallites may be fine and delicate on thin laminae to grossly thickened on submassive parts of the same colony. Costae are always toothed. Colour: usually pale brown or greenish, either uniform or with green or red oral discs. Abundance: common, especially in shallow protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Difficult to differentiate from Echinophyllia aspera under water, but generally more foliaceous in growth form. Septo-costae can be detected between the polyps, radiating to the perimeter of the colony. Colour: light brown, often with red or green oral discs. Habitat: sheltered reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English porous lettuce coral  [details]
Japanese アナキッカサンゴ  [details]