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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia geoffroyi (Audouin, 1826) 
AphiaID: 207495

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 editorMerulinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllidae Wells, 1956
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntillia duncani Yabe & Sugiyama, 1931 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntillia flabelliformis Yabe & Sugiyama, 1931 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntillia infundibuliformis Gerth, 1921 † (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntillia orientalis Gerth, 1921 † (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallogyra formosa Verrill, 1901 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManicina amarantum Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia amarantum (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia amarantus (Müller, 1775) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia lelandi Nemenzo, 1971 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachyphyllia radiata (Pichon, 1980) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinolia geoffroyi Audouin, 1826 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWellsophyllia radiata Pichon, 1980 (synonym)
Sources  original description Audouin V (1826) Madrépores. In: Explination sommaire des planches de polypes de l'Egypte et de la Syrie, publiées par Jules-Cesar Savigny, membre de l'Institut; offrant un exposé des caractères naturels des genres, avec la disctinction des espèces. Description de l'Egypte;. Histoire naturelle, 1 (4): 233-235. Imprimerie impériale, Paris. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbanana coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (18 nucleotides; 13 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
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 flabello-meandroid and free-living. They are usually bilaterally symmetrical, up to 80 mm in length with one to three separate mouths. Large, fully flabello-meandroid colonies are uncommon. Valleys have large, regular septa and paliform lobes and a large columella tangle. Polyps are fleshy. When retracted during the day, a large mantle extends well beyond the perimeter of the skeleton, but this retracts if disturbed. At night, tentacles in several rows are extended from the expanded oral disc inside the mantle. The mouth is about 10 mm across. Colour: polyps, especially the mantles, are brightly coloured and are commonly yellow, brown, blue or green. Abundance: rare on reefs, common around continental islands and some inter-reef areas. Frequently found with other free-living corals. Large colonies are found only in certain protected shallow island embayments. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark New combination in Sheppard 1998. Type locality: Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207495
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-06 15:51:41Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-21 09:20:09Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Trachyphyllia geoffroyi (Audouin, 1826). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207495 on 2014-09-02
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