WoRMS taxon details

Leptastrea inaequalis Klunzinger, 1879

207471  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207471)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Klunzinger, C.B. (1879). Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   
Description This is the most easily distinguished Leptastrea because all colonies show clear grooves between many of the corallites. In...  
Description This is the most easily distinguished Leptastrea because all colonies show clear grooves between many of the corallites. In living corals, this is seen as white areas around the corallites, which are otherwise brown. This occurs in low exposure areas on fore- and back-reef slopes, from mid to deep depths, and is often seen in mildly turbid water and beside sandy chutes. Colonies are always small (<25 cm diameter) and rounded. The living coral is brown, but the grooves which occur between many corallites always appear white, giving a patchy or mottled look to this coral. This species was sometimes referred to as Leptastrea bottae. It is possible that two species are involved. If so, L. bottae may be a valid, separate species.) (Sheppard, 1998 <308>) [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Leptastrea inaequalis Klunzinger, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207471 on 2018-06-25
Date
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
created
1998-06-18 15:42:37Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Klunzinger, C.B. (1879). Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofOrbicella (Leptastraea) inaequalis (Klunzinger, 1879)) Klunzinger, C.B. (1879). Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

new combination reference  (ofOrbicella (Leptastraea) inaequalis (Klunzinger, 1879)) Gravier, C. (1911). Les récifs de coraux et les Madréporaires de la baie de Tadjourah (Golfe d'Aden). Annales de l'Institut Océanographique de Monaco. 2(3), 1-101, pls 1-12. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This is the most easily distinguished Leptastrea because all colonies show clear grooves between many of the corallites. In living corals, this is seen as white areas around the corallites, which are otherwise brown. This occurs in low exposure areas on fore- and back-reef slopes, from mid to deep depths, and is often seen in mildly turbid water and beside sandy chutes. Colonies are always small (<25 cm diameter) and rounded. The living coral is brown, but the grooves which occur between many corallites always appear white, giving a patchy or mottled look to this coral. This species was sometimes referred to as Leptastrea bottae. It is possible that two species are involved. If so, L. bottae may be a valid, separate species.) (Sheppard, 1998 <308>) [details]

Remark Authority (Edwards & Haime) in Sheppard 1998 <308>. [details]
 

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