WoRMS name details

Goniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857)

207460  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207460)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

(ofCoeloria australensis Milne Edwards, 1857) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   
Type locality contained in Australian Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note "Australia" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality "Australia" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This fully meandroid Goniastrea is similar to Platygyra, especially P. lamellosa with which it is easily confused. Like...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Goniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards, 1857). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207460 on 2018-05-20
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 23:02:09Z
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2014-05-29 09:17:28Z
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2014-09-14 21:41:22Z
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original description Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

original description  (ofGoniastrea benhami Vaughan, 1917) Vaughan TW (1917) Some corals from Kermadec Islands. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 49: 275-279. [details]   

original description  (ofCoeloria australensis Milne Edwards, 1857) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [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 Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 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. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

new combination reference Huang, D.; Benzoni, F.; Arrigoni, R.; Baird, A. H.; Berumen, M. L.; Bouwmeester, J.; Chou, L. M.; Fukami, H.; Licuanan, W. Y.; Lovell, E. R.; Meier, R.; Todd, P. A.; Budd, A. F. (2014). Towards a phylogenetic classification of reef corals: the Indo-Pacific genera Merulina , Goniastrea and Scapophyllia (Scleractinia, Merulinidae). Zoologica Scripta. 43: 531-548., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12061 [details]   

additional source  (ofGoniastrea benhami Vaughan, 1917) Vaughan, T.W. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]   

basis of record  (ofCoeloria australensis Milne Edwards, 1857) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record  (ofGoniastrea benhami Vaughan, 1917) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong’s Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality "Australia" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English lesser star coral  [details]
Japanese ウネカメノコキクメイシ  [details]