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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastrea inaequalis Klunzinger, 1879 
AphiaID: 207471

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastrea (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastrea inaequalis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastrea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrust coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207471
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-18 15:42:37Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Leptastrea inaequalis Klunzinger, 1879. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207471 on 2014-12-19
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