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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

207489

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207489

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 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina daedalea (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 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria daedalea (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 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora daedalea 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 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria daedalea (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 

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra daedalea (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 
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 a fully meandroid species with valleys...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are usually perforated. Septa are exsert and pointed above the walls. They are in two orders, but are irregular rather than regularly alternating. The columella is a ragged, loose floor of spicules. Platygyra daedalea is a fairly common species in mid-depths on fore-reef slopes. It is the commonest species of this genus over all depths except on reef flats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive to encrusting, meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Colour: usually brightly coloured, most commonly with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: common over a wide range of habitats, especially back reef margins. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies are a striking sight, ranging from encrustations to domes or micro-atolls. The meandering, convoluted calices have high walls surrounding elongated valleys. The Pattern is reminiscent of the folds of a brain, giving this coral its common name. Colour: the walls are always a dark brownish-green and the valleys a bright green or, less commonly, grey. Habitat: diverse reef areas. (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). Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207489 on 2017-11-19

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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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina daedalea (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaeloria daedalea (Ellis & Scholander, 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra rustica (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria daedalea (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora daedalea 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina rustica Dana, 1846) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria astraeiformis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria esperi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria daedalea (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina daedalea (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra daedalea (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria rustica (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [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. 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 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]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Ma TYH (1959) Effect of water temperature on growth rate of reef corals. Oceanographia Sinica Spec. Vol. 1: 1-116, pls. 1-320. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaeloria daedalea (Ellis & Scholander, 1786)) Kalk, M. (1958). The fauna of the intertidal rocks at Inhaca Island, Delagoa Bay. Ann. Natal Mus. 14: 189-242. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. 1848. Note sur la classification de la deuxième tribu de la famille des Astréides. Académie Des Sciences, Paris, Comptes Rendus 27: 490–497. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra rustica (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra rustica (Dana, 1846)) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria rustica (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria rustica (Dana, 1846)) Yabe, H., Sugiyama, T. & Eguchi, M. 1936. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate I. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Ma TYH (1959) Effect of water temperature on growth rate of reef corals. Oceanographia Sinica Spec. Vol. 1: 1-116, pls. 1-320. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Vaughan TW (1918). Some shoal-water corals from Murray Islands, Cocos-Keeling Islands and Fanning Island. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington 9 (213): 49-234. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Vaughan TW (1918). Some shoal-water corals from Murray Islands, Cocos-Keeling Islands and Fanning Island. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington 9 (213): 49-234. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria esperi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria astraeiformis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora daedalea Ellis & Solander, 1786) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina rustica Dana, 1846) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Brüggemann, F. (1879). Corals. In: Zoology of Rodriguez. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences. 168: 569-579. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandrina daedalea (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) 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]   
 
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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 a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are usually perforated. Septa are exsert and pointed above the walls. They are in two orders, but are irregular rather than regularly alternating. The columella is a ragged, loose floor of spicules. Platygyra daedalea is a fairly common species in mid-depths on fore-reef slopes. It is the commonest species of this genus over all depths except on reef flats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive to encrusting, meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Colour: usually brightly coloured, most commonly with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: common over a wide range of habitats, especially back reef margins. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies are a striking sight, ranging from encrustations to domes or micro-atolls. The meandering, convoluted calices have high walls surrounding elongated valleys. The Pattern is reminiscent of the folds of a brain, giving this coral its common name. Colour: the walls are always a dark brownish-green and the valleys a bright green or, less commonly, grey. Habitat: diverse reef areas. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlteuthellopsis corallina Humes, 1981 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAndrianellus exsertidens Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterocheres galeatus Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus platygyrae Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlesser valley coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorヒラノウサンゴ  [details]