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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857) 
AphiaID: 207460

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 editorGoniastrea (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria australensis Milne Edwards, 1857 (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea benhami Vaughan, 1917 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea australensis Milne Edwards, 1857 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]

new combination reference Wijsman-Best M (1972) Systematics and ecology of New Caledonian Faviinae (Coelenterata–Scleractinia). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 42: 3-90. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlesser star coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (15 nucleotides; 7 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 fully meandroid Goniastrea is similar to Platygyra, especially P. lamellosa with which it is easily confused. Like other Goniastrea, but unlike Platygyra, it has conspicuous paliform lobes. Skeletons may also develop fairly extensive coenosteum between series, leading, at the periphery of the coral, to complete gaps between the series. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are submassive or encrusting, meandroid with sinuous valleys. Columella centres and paliform lobes are well developed. Colour: very variable but commonly a uniform dull green or brown or with walls and valley floors of different dull or bright colours. Abundance: common in shallow or clear water. May be dominant of temperate reefs. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Australia" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207460
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  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
2014-03-15 23:02:09Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-05-29 09:17:28Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Goniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207460 on 2014-07-29
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