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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea magnistellata Chevalier, 1971 
AphiaID: 207483

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 (original combination, basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites magnistellata (Chevalier, 1971)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea Blainville, 1830
Sources  original description Chevalier JP (1971) Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). I. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie 5: 1-307, pls. 1-38. Paris.  [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
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
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 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 Colonies are massive with round corallites of varying sizes. Calices are shallow, approximately 6-13 mm in diameter, with tightly compacted septa. Columellae are large and small paliform lobes are usually developed. Colour: Very variable but usually several colours, including grey, green, orange and pink, are arranged concentrically to the corallites. Abundance: usually uncommon, found on protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [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: New Caledonia (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207483
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  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
2014-05-29 09:17:28Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Montastraea magnistellata Chevalier, 1971. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207483 on 2014-09-20
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