WoRMS name details

Montastraea curta (Dana, 1846)

207481  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207481)

 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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is the commonest species of this genus found in most of the region. It has calices about 4 mm wide (corallites are 8...  
Description 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]
WoRMS (2018). Montastraea curta (Dana, 1846). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207481 on 2018-02-24
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2007-11-20 17:29:06Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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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
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Spelling Spelling of the genus name does not follow Veron (1986) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English false knob coral  [details]
Japanese マルキクメイシ  [details]