WoRMS taxon details

Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)

207511  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207511)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofGemmipora mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica...  
From other sources
Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica in Kalk (1958). [details]
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of...  
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of vertical and horizontal plates. Its corallites are conical (up to 5 mm wide at the base) to immersed, though calices of all corallites have a fairly constant diameter of 2 mm. It is very common in the Arabian region, where it is universally found in sedimented and sandy areas, where it forms large colonies of vertical, interlocking plates which are greenish yellow. Throughout its range it prefers shallow water, but is found deeper (to 45 m) on clear water reef slopes where its colony form is of much smaller, single plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which are highly contorted and anastomosed in subtidal habitats, are upright or tiered fronds on upper reef slopes and are horizontal fronds in deeper water, according to light availability. Corallites are crowded, slightly exsert, with calices 1.3-2 mm in diameter. Colour: usually grey-green or grey-brown. Abundance: very common and may be dominant in shallow turbid-water habitats. Colonies are usually less than 1 m in diameter but may be much larger on fringing reefs (Veron, 1986).
Plate-like and foliaceous colonies, variable in presentation. Recognised by their vase-shaped plates which may form an elegant spiral. Corallites (2 mm across) are evenly spaced and protrude noticeably; present only on the upper surface. Colour: Colony usually beige to yellowish-brown with a paler perimeter. Habitat: diverse, especially in turbid waters and around reef bases (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207511 on 2018-05-25
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofGemmipora mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofTurbinaria tubifera Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofTurbinaria venusta Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofTurbinaria crassa Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (ofTurbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [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 Cairns, S.D., 2001. A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). Smith. Cont. Zool. 615: 75 pp., 14 pls., 3 figs.  [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

new combination reference  (ofGemmipora mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)) Blainville, H.M.D. De 1834. Manuel d’Actinologie ou de Zoophytologie. (F.G. Levrault: Paris, Strasbourg): Volume 1 (text),1-viii, 1-644; Volume 2 (atlas), pls I-C., available online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k981319/f3.image [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofTurbinaria venusta Bernard, 1896) Cairns, S.D., 2001. A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). Smith. Cont. Zool. 615: 75 pp., 14 pls., 3 figs.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofTurbinaria venusta Bernard, 1896) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

basis of record  (ofGemmipora mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

basis of record  (ofTurbinaria tubifera Bernard, 1896) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source  (ofTurbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896) Cairns, S.D., 2001. A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). Smith. Cont. Zool. 615: 75 pp., 14 pls., 3 figs.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofTurbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source  (ofTurbinaria crassa Bernard, 1896) Cairns, S.D., 2001. A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). Smith. Cont. Zool. 615: 75 pp., 14 pls., 3 figs.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofTurbinaria crassa Bernard, 1896) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Veron, J. E. N. (1982). Hermatypic Scleractinia of Hong Kong - An annotated list of species. In: Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.), vol. 1, pp111-125. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   
 
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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of vertical and horizontal plates. Its corallites are conical (up to 5 mm wide at the base) to immersed, though calices of all corallites have a fairly constant diameter of 2 mm. It is very common in the Arabian region, where it is universally found in sedimented and sandy areas, where it forms large colonies of vertical, interlocking plates which are greenish yellow. Throughout its range it prefers shallow water, but is found deeper (to 45 m) on clear water reef slopes where its colony form is of much smaller, single plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which are highly contorted and anastomosed in subtidal habitats, are upright or tiered fronds on upper reef slopes and are horizontal fronds in deeper water, according to light availability. Corallites are crowded, slightly exsert, with calices 1.3-2 mm in diameter. Colour: usually grey-green or grey-brown. Abundance: very common and may be dominant in shallow turbid-water habitats. Colonies are usually less than 1 m in diameter but may be much larger on fringing reefs (Veron, 1986).
Plate-like and foliaceous colonies, variable in presentation. Recognised by their vase-shaped plates which may form an elegant spiral. Corallites (2 mm across) are evenly spaced and protrude noticeably; present only on the upper surface. Colour: Colony usually beige to yellowish-brown with a paler perimeter. Habitat: diverse, especially in turbid waters and around reef bases (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica in Kalk (1958). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English disc coral  [details]
Japanese スリバチサンゴ  [details]