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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria frondens (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207506

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 editorDendrophylliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria danae
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria magna Bernard
Sources  basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordisc coral  [details]
Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia lacerans Humes, 1985 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia uncinata Humes, 1985 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species develops large 'fronds', growing into elegant vase shaped colonies. Fronds are unifacial, with no corallites on the underside (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are initially cup-shaped, developing broad, unifacial, upright to horizontal fronds, or becoming irreguarly contorted. Corallites are immersed to long and tubular, the latter being strongly appressed on upright fronds. Calices are 1.5-2.5 mm in diameter. Colour: usually uniform dark or greenish-brown, yellowish to grey. Abundance: common in a wide range of reef habitats. In deep water, colonies are flat with mostly immersed corallites (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207506
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Turbinaria frondens (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207506 on 2014-04-18
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