WoRMS taxon details

Favites abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

207449  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207449)

accepted
Species
Madrepora abdita Ellis & Solander, 1786 (original combination, basionym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora abdita Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41943909 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Description Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Walls are thick, calices are 7-12 mm in diameter, septa are straight,...  
Description Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Walls are thick, calices are 7-12 mm in diameter, septa are straight, with prominent teeth. Colour: dark in turbid environments, other wise pale brown with green oral discs. Abundance: common and occupies a wide range of habitats with colonies frequently exceeding 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986).
Grows into large, rounded domes >l m in diameter. Corallites 7-14 mm across, cerioid, i.e. they share common walls, unlike Favia-though differentiating between these two genera in the field can be difficult. Colour: variable, ranging from greyish-green to reddish-brown, and has green oral discs. The fine septo-costal structure is evident when the polyps are contracted. Habitat: sheltered reefs (Richmond, 1997).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Favites abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207449 on 2020-11-24
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2010-01-29 12:56:37Z
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2019-10-20 16:30:51Z
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original description  (of Favites astrinus Link, 1807) Link D.H.F. (1807-1808). <i>Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock</i>. Rostock: Adlers Erben. 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43301237 [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora abdita Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41943909 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Astraea fuscoviridis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) Quoy, J.R.C.; J.P. Gaimard. (1833). Zoologie IV: Zoophytes. In:Zoologie. Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe : exécuté par ordre du roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829 / sous le commandement de J. Dumont d'Urville. pp. 1-390. Paris, J. Tastu., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2064339 [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea obtusata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea quoyi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea sulfurea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea profundicella Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea seychellensis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea crassior Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Prionastraea gibbosa Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (of Astraea magnifica de Blainville, 1834) Blainville, H. M. D. de. (1834). Manuel d'actinologie ou de zoophytologie. <em>F.G. Levroult. Paris: Strasbourg.</em> 1-2: 1-644, pls. I-C., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9680581 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Astraea (Fissicella) virens Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Astraea (Fissicella) robusta Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Chan, A. L. K.; Chan, K. K.; Choi, C. L. S.; McCorry, D.; Lee, M. W.; Ang, P. (2005). Field guide to hard corals of Hong Kong. <em>Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, 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 JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [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]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Walls are thick, calices are 7-12 mm in diameter, septa are straight, with prominent teeth. Colour: dark in turbid environments, other wise pale brown with green oral discs. Abundance: common and occupies a wide range of habitats with colonies frequently exceeding 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986).
Grows into large, rounded domes >l m in diameter. Corallites 7-14 mm across, cerioid, i.e. they share common walls, unlike Favia-though differentiating between these two genera in the field can be difficult. Colour: variable, ranging from greyish-green to reddish-brown, and has green oral discs. The fine septo-costal structure is evident when the polyps are contracted. Habitat: sheltered reefs (Richmond, 1997).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Remark Original combination in Sheppard (1998). Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English larger star coral  [details]
Japanese カメノコキクメイシオオカメノコキクメイシ [from synonym]  [details]
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