WoRMS taxon details

Plesiastrea versipora (Lamarck, 1816)

207494  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207494)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofAstrea versipora Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofOrbicella versipora (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofFavia versipora (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This species is widespread, and reasonably common. It can often be recognised in situ by its daytime expanded tentacles....  
Description This species is widespread, and reasonably common. It can often be recognised in situ by its daytime expanded tentacles. Corallites are usually strongly plocoid, and about 3.5 to 4.5 mm diameter. Many examples showed a few "giant" corallites. Budding is predominantly extratentacular but with examples of intratentacular budding on many coralla. On cleaned specimens, a clear ring of large pali distinguishes the species. Reef slopes of clear to moderately turbid water are the usual habitat, in shallow to mid-depths. Tentacles are extended during daytime which make the living coral distinct from other small faviids underwater. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are flat and are frequently lobed. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are produced by extratentacular budding. Corallites have calices approximately 2.5 mm in diameter. Paliform lobes form a neat circle around small columellae. Polyps are usually extended only at night. Tentacles are short and are of two alternating sizes. Colour: yellow, cream, green or brown, usually pale-coloured in the tropics and brightly coloured (green or brown ) in high latitude areas. Abundance: in high latitudes it occurs in a wide range of non-reefal environments protected from strong wave action, and colonies may attain 3 m in diameter. Occurs in most reef environments but large colonies usually occur only in shaded places, such as under overhangs, and are seldom common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Plesiastrea versipora (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207494 on 2018-12-17
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofAstrea versipora Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofPlesiastrea proximans Dennant, 1904) Dennant, J. (1904). Recent corals from the South Australian and Victorian coasts. <em>Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia.</em> 28: 1-11, pls. 1-2. [details]   

original description  (ofPlesiastrea urvillei Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne H.; Haime, J. (1849). Mémoire sur les polypiers appartenant a la famille des Oculinides, au groupe intermediate des Pseudoastréides et a la famille des Fongides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences.</em> 149: 636-637. [details]   

original description  (ofPlesiastrea peroni Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp. [details]   

original description  (ofPlesiastrea quatrefagiana 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  (ofAstraea versipora Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofOrbicella versipora (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofOrbicella gravieri Vaughan, 1918) Vaughan, T.W. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]   

original description  (ofFavia versipora (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofFavia ingolfi Crossland, 1931) Crossland, C., 1931. The reduced building-power and other variation in the astrean corals of Tahiti, with a note on Herpetolitha limax and Fungia spp Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1931 1: 351-392., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1931.tb01017.x [details]   

original description  (ofPlesiastraea quatrefagesana 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]   

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]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [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. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This species is widespread, and reasonably common. It can often be recognised in situ by its daytime expanded tentacles. Corallites are usually strongly plocoid, and about 3.5 to 4.5 mm diameter. Many examples showed a few "giant" corallites. Budding is predominantly extratentacular but with examples of intratentacular budding on many coralla. On cleaned specimens, a clear ring of large pali distinguishes the species. Reef slopes of clear to moderately turbid water are the usual habitat, in shallow to mid-depths. Tentacles are extended during daytime which make the living coral distinct from other small faviids underwater. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are flat and are frequently lobed. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are produced by extratentacular budding. Corallites have calices approximately 2.5 mm in diameter. Paliform lobes form a neat circle around small columellae. Polyps are usually extended only at night. Tentacles are short and are of two alternating sizes. Colour: yellow, cream, green or brown, usually pale-coloured in the tropics and brightly coloured (green or brown ) in high latitude areas. Abundance: in high latitudes it occurs in a wide range of non-reefal environments protected from strong wave action, and colonies may attain 3 m in diameter. Occurs in most reef environments but large colonies usually occur only in shaded places, such as under overhangs, and are seldom common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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