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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207402

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 editorMerulinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophora klunzingeri Rehberg, 1892 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydnophorella microconos (Lamarck, 1816) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora exesa Ellis & Solander, 1786 (homonym, synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonticularia microconos Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Lamarck J.B.P.A. de M. de 1816. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Vingt troisième partie. Mollusques et polypes divers. Mme Veuve Agasse, Paris; Liste des objets représentés dans les planches de cette livraison, 1-16; pl. 391-488, 431 bis, 431 bis*., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37162278 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspine coral  [details]
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
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]
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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus saccipes Kim I.H., 2005 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus iratus Kim I.H., 2005 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus parangensis Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (5 nucleotides; 2 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 This has large, massive colonies which are always rounded and without the foliaceous or branched projections of H. exesa. The surface is covered with neat, regular monticules, which are smaller than in H. exesa, being <2 to 5 mm diameter. The species is common in shallow, exposed water and it is very rarely found below 10 m deep. It is a constant component of the reef crest community on all but extremely exposed reefs, and on these it is merely displaced into deeper pockets on the reef flat and into water 2 - 5 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive, rounded, with hydnophores 2-3 mm in diameter. Colour: dull cream, brown or green. Abundance: seldom common, occurs primarily in lagoons and on protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelled H. microconus in Vine 1988. Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207402
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
2013-09-07 20:44:15Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Hydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207402 on 2014-07-23
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