WoRMS name details

Goniastrea aspera Verrill, 1866

207467  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207467)

 unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Colonies are massive to encrusting. Calices are 7-10 mm in diameter and are angular. Septa generally alternate, paliform...  
Description Colonies are massive to encrusting. Calices are 7-10 mm in diameter and are angular. Septa generally alternate, paliform lobes are well developed in coralla from turbid water to absent in coralla from very exposed habitats. Colour: usually pale brown; corallite centres are often cream. Abundance: common in intertidal habitats where different colonies may adjoin to form flat expanses frequently over 5 m in diameter. Also occurs in very protected turbid environments. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Goniastrea aspera Verrill, 1866. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207467 on 2018-11-19
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1997-01-31 17:25:12Z
created
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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2014-05-25 07:31:03Z
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context source (HKRMS) Ang, P. O.; McCorry, D.; Si, C. C. L. (2003). Establishing a reference collection and field guides for Hong Kong scleractinian coral. <em>Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [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. <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. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

new combination reference 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are massive to encrusting. Calices are 7-10 mm in diameter and are angular. Septa generally alternate, paliform lobes are well developed in coralla from turbid water to absent in coralla from very exposed habitats. Colour: usually pale brown; corallite centres are often cream. Abundance: common in intertidal habitats where different colonies may adjoin to form flat expanses frequently over 5 m in diameter. Also occurs in very protected turbid environments. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Publication date Date of description 1865 in Veron, J.E.N., M. Pichon & M. Wijsman-Best, 1977. Type locality: Hong Kong (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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