WoRMS name details

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

207481 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207481)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is the commonest species of this genus...  
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 editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
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 2017-11-22

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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 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 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. China Science Press. 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. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong’s Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [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 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 Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus montastreae Humes, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfalse knob coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorマルキクメイシ  [details]