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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207461

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea retiformis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea eximia Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea retiformis Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea spongia Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea retiformis Lamarck, 1816 (new combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea bournoni Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Sources  original description Lamarck, J.B.d.1816. Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; précédée d'une Introduction offrant la Détermination des caractères essentiels de l'Animal, sa distinction du Végétal et des autres corps naturels, enfin, l'exposition des principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie: Paris, Déterville & Verdière., available online at http://www.archive.org/stream/histoirenaturel02lama#page/n7/mode/2up [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 editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlteuthellopsis corallina Humes, 1981 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmarda goniastreae Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParangium abstrusum Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmarda curvus Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontomolgus parvus Kim I.H., 2007 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (26 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (19 nucleotides; 8 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 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 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207461
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
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207461 on 2014-12-19
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