WoRMS name details

Tubastrea micrantha (Ehrenberg, 1834)

207503  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207503)

 unaccepted (genus misspelling)
Species
marine, brackish, 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]   

(of Oculina micranthus 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 This species is a tall branching form, commonly up to 1.5 metres tall in Indian Ocean reef slopes, though rarely this tall...  
Description This species is a tall branching form, commonly up to 1.5 metres tall in Indian Ocean reef slopes, though rarely this tall in the Red Sea. It is black or very dark green, a dark green colouration being left on fingers after touching the colony. Its habitat is generally the deeper reef slope, where it prefers clear water. (This is not the precious black coral. It is brittle and quite unsuitable for polishing!) (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Corallites cup-like "turrets" borne on stout branches forming a tree-like structure. Colonies are azooxanthellate and grow up to 1 m in height. Colour: dark bottle green with brown undertones. Habitat: locally common on deeper reefs subjected to strong currents. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Tubastrea micrantha (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207503 on 2019-08-17
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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  (of Oculina micranthus 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. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description This species is a tall branching form, commonly up to 1.5 metres tall in Indian Ocean reef slopes, though rarely this tall in the Red Sea. It is black or very dark green, a dark green colouration being left on fingers after touching the colony. Its habitat is generally the deeper reef slope, where it prefers clear water. (This is not the precious black coral. It is brittle and quite unsuitable for polishing!) (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Corallites cup-like "turrets" borne on stout branches forming a tree-like structure. Colonies are azooxanthellate and grow up to 1 m in height. Colour: dark bottle green with brown undertones. Habitat: locally common on deeper reefs subjected to strong currents. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Spelling T. micracanthus in Schleyer 1995 <440>. [details]