WoRMS name details

Goniastrea aspera Verrill, 1866

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

 unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill AE. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Part III. Madreporaria. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 5(3): 17-50, pls. 1-2., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33204514 [details]   
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. (2019). 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 2019-10-23
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1997-01-31 17:25:12Z
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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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2014-05-25 07:31:03Z
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original description Verrill AE. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Part III. Madreporaria. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 5(3): 17-50, pls. 1-2., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33204514 [details]   

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. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N.; Pichon, M.; Wijsman-Best, M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 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, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [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]