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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria peltata (Esper, 1794) 
AphiaID: 207512

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
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGemmipora peltata (Esper, 1794) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora peltata Esper, 1794 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria dichotoma Verrill, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria marima Ortmann, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria maxima Ortmann, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria peltata var. gibiari Crossland, 1952 (synonym)
Sources  original description Esper, E.C.J. 1794. Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet, nebst Beschreibungen. Zweyter Theil. (Raspe: Nürnberg):1-303. [details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordisc coral  [details]
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taxa (1)

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria peltata var. gibiari Crossland, 1952 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbinaria peltata (Esper, 1794)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (37 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (7 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are flat plates, often in overlapping tiers, and are sometimes columnar. Corallites are immersed to tubular, with calices 3-5 mm in diameter. Large polyps are frequently extended during the day. Colour: usually grey, sometimes brown. Abundance: common in a wide range of habitats and may form conspicuous colonies several metres in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "China Sea" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207512
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 09:25:15Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-06-02 17:13:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Turbinaria peltata (Esper, 1794). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207512 on 2014-09-19
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