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Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

207477  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207477)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofMeandrina phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofMadrepora phrygia Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofMaeandrina phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

(ofPlatygyra phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Description Valleys are particularly long, often winding but with extensive straight sections. Valleys are usually narrower than those...  
Description Valleys are particularly long, often winding but with extensive straight sections. Valleys are usually narrower than those of the meandroid Platygyra species. Its columella is a laminar ribbon, or is a thick keel with vertical undulations. This separates it from Platygyra. The range of valley, wall and septa widths is considerable, and is greater than the span encompassed by the two meandroid Playtgyra species but despite this it is now generally considered to be a single variable species. The species is largely restricted to water less than about 6 m deep. It occurs principally on exposed and moderately exposed reef crests and seaward facing reef slopes, or on deeper patches of reef flats subjected to good water exchange. Within this shallow, fairly turbulent habitat it is abundant and a consistent component. It is always grey in colour. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive with an even surface and dense skeleton. Corallite valleys are highly meandroid and very uniform. Septa are uniformly spaced and are of equal size. Columellae are wall-like with lobed upper margin and do not form centres. Paliform lobes are absent. Polyps are extended only at night. Colour: cream, brown or green, with walls and valleys of different colours. Abundance: occurs in most reef environments except where the water is turbid. Often common in upper reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Forms irregularly humped, massive colonies with meandering surface pattern of corallites very similar to Platygyra and Oulophyllia but with more pronounced ribs on the walls. Colour: walls of corallites are brown with green or cream valleys. Habitat: in lagoons and on clear water reef slopes. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207477 on 2018-11-16
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofLeptoria gracilis (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofLeptoria tenuis (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMeandrina phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMadrepora phrygia Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMaeandrina phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMaeandrina tenuis Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMaeandrina gracilis Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofPlatygyra phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofPlatygyra gracilis (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 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 Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source 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 Valleys are particularly long, often winding but with extensive straight sections. Valleys are usually narrower than those of the meandroid Platygyra species. Its columella is a laminar ribbon, or is a thick keel with vertical undulations. This separates it from Platygyra. The range of valley, wall and septa widths is considerable, and is greater than the span encompassed by the two meandroid Playtgyra species but despite this it is now generally considered to be a single variable species. The species is largely restricted to water less than about 6 m deep. It occurs principally on exposed and moderately exposed reef crests and seaward facing reef slopes, or on deeper patches of reef flats subjected to good water exchange. Within this shallow, fairly turbulent habitat it is abundant and a consistent component. It is always grey in colour. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive with an even surface and dense skeleton. Corallite valleys are highly meandroid and very uniform. Septa are uniformly spaced and are of equal size. Columellae are wall-like with lobed upper margin and do not form centres. Paliform lobes are absent. Polyps are extended only at night. Colour: cream, brown or green, with walls and valleys of different colours. Abundance: occurs in most reef environments except where the water is turbid. Often common in upper reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Forms irregularly humped, massive colonies with meandering surface pattern of corallites very similar to Platygyra and Oulophyllia but with more pronounced ribs on the walls. Colour: walls of corallites are brown with green or cream valleys. Habitat: in lagoons and on clear water reef slopes. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Remark Original combination in Sheppard 1998 <308>. Type locality: "Pacific Ocean"(Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English least valley coral  [details]
Japanese ナガレサンゴ  [details]