WoRMS taxon details

Physogyra lichtensteini (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851)

207497  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207497)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards, H. & J. Haime, 1851. Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Archs Mus. Hist. Nat. 5 : 1-502. [details]   

(ofPlerogyra lichtensteini Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains paleozoïques précédée d’un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Muséum National D’histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives 5: 1–502, 20 pls. [details]   
Description Colonies are meandroid with short, widely separated valleys interconnected with a light blistery coenosteum. Septa are...  
Description Colonies are meandroid with short, widely separated valleys interconnected with a light blistery coenosteum. Septa are large, imperforate. Columellae are absent. Polyps are extended only at night. During the day the whole colony surface is covered with a mass of vesicles the size and shape of grapes. These retract when disturbed. Colour: pale grey, sometimes dull green. Abundance: common in protected habitats, such as crevices and overhangs, especially in turbid water with tidal currents. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Similar to Plerogyra sinuosa, but vesicles are smaller. Corallites winding or meandering. Habitat: protected crevices, caves and under overhangs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Physogyra lichtensteini (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207497 on 2018-11-21
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Milne Edwards, H. & J. Haime, 1851. Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Archs Mus. Hist. Nat. 5 : 1-502. [details]   

original description  (ofPhysogyra aperta Quelch, 1884) Quelch, J.J. 1884. Preliminary notice of new genera and species of Challenger reef-corals. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 5th Series 13: 292-297. [details]   

original description  (ofPlerogyra lichtensteini Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains paleozoïques précédée d’un tableau général de la classification des polypes. Muséum National D’histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives 5: 1–502, 20 pls. [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 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 JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are meandroid with short, widely separated valleys interconnected with a light blistery coenosteum. Septa are large, imperforate. Columellae are absent. Polyps are extended only at night. During the day the whole colony surface is covered with a mass of vesicles the size and shape of grapes. These retract when disturbed. Colour: pale grey, sometimes dull green. Abundance: common in protected habitats, such as crevices and overhangs, especially in turbid water with tidal currents. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Similar to Plerogyra sinuosa, but vesicles are smaller. Corallites winding or meandering. Habitat: protected crevices, caves and under overhangs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Remark New combination in Sheppard, 1998. Type locality: "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English tipped bubblegum coral  [details]
Japanese オオハナサンゴ  [details]