WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastrea 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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is the most easily distinguished...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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. (2014). Leptastrea inaequalis Klunzinger, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207471 on 2017-11-20

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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbicella (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbicella (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 
 

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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Authority (Edwards & Haime) in Sheppard 1998 <308>. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrust coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorイボルリサンゴ  [details]