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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora fruticulosa Klunzinger, 1879 
AphiaID: 207422

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 editorEchinopora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinopora Lamarck, 1816
Sources  original description Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen: 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhedgehog coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 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 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 is an entirely ramose species. While most members of the species develop ramose projections, this species is entirely ramose, with a minimum of encrusting base. Colonies form rounded bushes up to 1.5 m tall and 2 m diameter, though most are smaller. Corallites occur all around the branches. Costae are lightly spined, or may be ridges entirely devoid of spines. Primary septa bear tall, thin paliform lobes, which also differs from the condition in E. gemmacea. This is a widespread and conspicuous species, but is not very common. It is found on sheltered fringing reefs on gentle gradients, commonly near sandy patches between 4 and 20 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207422
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1998-06-02 12:05:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-03 09:30:54Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-05-28 17:48:42Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Echinopora fruticulosa Klunzinger, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207422 on 2014-08-21
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