WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816)

207461  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207461)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea retiformis Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species has small calices, usually 3 to 4...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species has small calices, usually 3 to 4 mm diameter. Calices are deep and have thin, sharp walls. Septa alternate strongly, and all the first order septa bear a tall, thin paliform lobe. The species occurs on reef slopes, preferring shallow water. It is always found on reef flats and in areas where water temperatures and salinity may be elevated. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive or columnar. Calices are 3.5 mm in diameter and four- to six-sided. Septa clearly alternate and are thin and straight with well-developed thin paliform lobes. Colour: cream or pale brown, occasionally brown, pink or green. Abundance: common and usually a dominant of intertidal habitats. Subtidal colonies frequently exceed 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Grows into domed, massive colonies of up to 1 m, commonly less than 50 cm across, but can be dominant on shallow reefs. Corallites are recessed, usually 3-4 mm across, and irregularly arranged in honeycomb pattern with a clear septo-costal structure. Colour: usually pale in colour, ranging from cream to orange, pink, green or dark brown. Habitat: common in eulittoral pools and can withstand considerable exposure at low tide. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207461 on 2017-12-17

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original description Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea retiformis Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea retiformis Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea spongia Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea eximia Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea bournoni 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea eximia (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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 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]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea retiformis Lamarck, 1816) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea retiformis Lamarck, 1816) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea eximia (Dana, 1846)) Quelch, J.J. 1886. Report on the reef-corals collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–79. Zoology 16 (3): 1-203, pls. 1-12. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea bournoni Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea eximia Dana, 1846) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea spongia Ehrenberg, 1834) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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 species has small calices, usually 3 to 4 mm diameter. Calices are deep and have thin, sharp walls. Septa alternate strongly, and all the first order septa bear a tall, thin paliform lobe. The species occurs on reef slopes, preferring shallow water. It is always found on reef flats and in areas where water temperatures and salinity may be elevated. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive or columnar. Calices are 3.5 mm in diameter and four- to six-sided. Septa clearly alternate and are thin and straight with well-developed thin paliform lobes. Colour: cream or pale brown, occasionally brown, pink or green. Abundance: common and usually a dominant of intertidal habitats. Subtidal colonies frequently exceed 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Grows into domed, massive colonies of up to 1 m, commonly less than 50 cm across, but can be dominant on shallow reefs. Corallites are recessed, usually 3-4 mm across, and irregularly arranged in honeycomb pattern with a clear septo-costal structure. Colour: usually pale in colour, ranging from cream to orange, pink, green or dark brown. Habitat: common in eulittoral pools and can withstand considerable exposure at low tide. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlteuthellopsis corallina Humes, 1981 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmarda curvus Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmarda goniastreae Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontomolgus parvus Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParangium abstrusum Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlesser star coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorコモンキクメイシ  [details]