WoRMS taxon details

Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846)

207470  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207470)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   

(ofAstraea purpurea 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]   

(ofPrionastraea purpurea (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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small...  
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small and compact. Colour: usually pale yellow or cream on the upper surface with dark sides, grey with pale oral discs. Abundance: Common and occurs in a wide range of habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies form encrustations in which the polygonal or rounded corallites (2-10 mm across) are flush with the surface, tightly packed and have prominent, radiating septa. Like Favites, common walls are shared between adjacent corallites. Colour: Polyps usually dark grey with pale oral discs, giving them an irregular but star-like quality. Habitat: diverse, including seagrass beds, reef flats and turbid waters. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
WoRMS (2018). Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207470 on 2018-02-24
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original description 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  (ofLeptastrea ehrenbergiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. 1849. Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). Annales Des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (ofLeptastrea roissyana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. 1849. Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). Annales Des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (ofAstraea purpurea 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  (ofLeptastrea stellulata Verrill, 1866) Verrill, A. E. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Captain John Rogers, 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. Pt. 3: Madreporaria. Proceedings of the Essex Institute, 5(3): 17-50, plates 1-2., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/103663#page/255/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofPrionastraea purpurea (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  (ofLeptastrea roissyana 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  (ofLeptastrea roissyana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Budd, A.F., Fukami, H., Smith, N.D. & Knowlton, N. 2012. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 465–529. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLeptastrea ehrenbergiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   

additional source  (ofLeptastrea ehrenbergiana 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]   

new combination reference  (ofPrionastraea purpurea (Dana, 1846)) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

basis of record  (ofPrionastraea purpurea (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  (ofLeptastrea stellulata Verrill, 1866) 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  (ofLeptastrea roissyana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Corallosphere, available online at http://www.corallosphere.org/index [details]   

basis of record  (ofAstraea purpurea 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]   

context source (HKRMS) Lam K., Shin PKS., Bradbeer R., Ku KKK., Hodgson P. & Cheung SG. (2006). Baseline data of subtropical coral communities in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Hong Kong, obtained by an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV). Marine Pollution Bulletin 54: pp 97-116. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small and compact. Colour: usually pale yellow or cream on the upper surface with dark sides, grey with pale oral discs. Abundance: Common and occurs in a wide range of habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies form encrustations in which the polygonal or rounded corallites (2-10 mm across) are flush with the surface, tightly packed and have prominent, radiating septa. Like Favites, common walls are shared between adjacent corallites. Colour: Polyps usually dark grey with pale oral discs, giving them an irregular but star-like quality. Habitat: diverse, including seagrass beds, reef flats and turbid waters. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English crust coral  [details]
Japanese ルリサンゴ  [details]