WoRMS taxon details

Gyrosmilia interrupta (Ehrenberg, 1834)

207496  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207496)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [details]   

(ofManicina interrupta Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [details]   
Description Colonies are up to 30 cm across. They are encrusting, rarely attaining a height of over 3 cm. Valleys are about 8 mm wide...  
Description Colonies are up to 30 cm across. They are encrusting, rarely attaining a height of over 3 cm. Valleys are about 8 mm wide or less, and septa of adjacent valleys often join at the top of the thin wall, where their line of contact is marked by a thin ridge. Septa curve slightly laterally, and have a radius over the top of the wall of 2-3 mm. They plunge steeply, and there is no columella. The species is common at mid- to deep depths on all reef slopes. The species prefers recesses and small holes in the reef, which makes it more inconspicuous although it is fairly abundant. It is found equally commonly in moderately turbid as well as clear water reef slopes. Living corals are always shades of brown. Tentacles are retracted during the day. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are circular and slightly domed, have meandering radiating valleys. The light skeleton has the enlarged septa found in Plerogyra and Physogyra, but lacks their characteristic vesicles. Colour: usually a chocolate brown, occasionally with a greenish hue. Habitat: diverse. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Gyrosmilia interrupta (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207496 on 2018-11-17
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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original description Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [details]   

original description  (ofManicina interrupta Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Budd, A.F., Fukami, H., Smith, N.D. & Knowlton, N. 2012. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 465–529. [details]   
 
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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

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Description Colonies are up to 30 cm across. They are encrusting, rarely attaining a height of over 3 cm. Valleys are about 8 mm wide or less, and septa of adjacent valleys often join at the top of the thin wall, where their line of contact is marked by a thin ridge. Septa curve slightly laterally, and have a radius over the top of the wall of 2-3 mm. They plunge steeply, and there is no columella. The species is common at mid- to deep depths on all reef slopes. The species prefers recesses and small holes in the reef, which makes it more inconspicuous although it is fairly abundant. It is found equally commonly in moderately turbid as well as clear water reef slopes. Living corals are always shades of brown. Tentacles are retracted during the day. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are circular and slightly domed, have meandering radiating valleys. The light skeleton has the enlarged septa found in Plerogyra and Physogyra, but lacks their characteristic vesicles. Colour: usually a chocolate brown, occasionally with a greenish hue. Habitat: diverse. (Richmond, 1997) [details]