WoRMS taxon details

Echinopora fruticulosa Klunzinger, 1879

207422  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207422)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Description This is an entirely ramose species. While most members of the species develop ramose projections, this species is entirely...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Echinopora fruticulosa Klunzinger, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207422 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
by
1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
created
1998-06-03 09:30:54Z
changed
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
changed
2014-05-28 17:48:42Z
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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]   

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1998). Corals of the Indian Ocean: a taxonomic and distribution database for coral reef ecologists [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]
 

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English hedgehog coral  [details]