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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea curta (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207481

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 editorMontastraeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea curta Dana, 1846
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea Blainville, 1830
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]

new combination reference 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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfalse knob coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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]
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 editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus montastreae Humes, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 commonest species of this genus found in most of the region. It has calices about 4 mm wide (corallites are 8 or 9 mm wide), which have a very neat and regular shape. Septa are in three orders, the first two being almost indistinguishable. This distinguishes it from the similarly sized Favia laxa which has strongly alternating septa. The first order septa have pali. Colonies may reach up to 50 cm across. Even though it is the commonest Montastrea, this is not an abundant species. It is generally restricted to moderately clear water in the mid-depths of fore-reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are spherical or flattened. Corallites are circular or squeezed together, with calices 2.5-7.5 mm in diameter. Long and short septa alternate. Small paliform lobes are usually developed. Colour: cream or orange on reef flats, often with colours concentric to the mouths. Usually dark brown in shaded habitats. Abundance: common especially on reef flats. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Domed or flattened colonies. Circular or oval corallites, about 8 mm across, with thick separating walls (calices only 4 mm across). Colour: dark brown to cream. Habitat: diverse, especially reef flats. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelling of the genus name does not follow Veron (1986) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207481
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2007-11-20 17:29:06Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-16 01:08:52Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-05-25 07:31:03Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Montastraea curta (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207481 on 2014-07-10
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