WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901

207518

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accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901 (wrong spelling genus name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Marenzeller, E. von, 1901. Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. Mitteilungen aus der naturhistorisches Museum, Hamburg 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Many specimens have large pali forming a clear...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Many specimens have large pali forming a clear ring around the columella, though in other specimens the pali are only slight thickening of the central part of the septa. Columellae consist of 3 or 4 small pinnacles in a depressed central pit. In the Arabian Gulf and northern parts of the Arabian Sea at least, it is fairly common. The species lives at the base of shallow reefs, near or on sandy areas, but always where there is good water movement. It is found on fore-reef slopes and rarely on back reef slopes, though it also exists on wrecks in fairly turbid water. Its recorded depths range is 2 to 18 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).
Forms low, small, mound-like colonies up to about 20 cm in height. The septal pattern is reduced and corallites are small (3-5 mm across) and arranged irregularly in honeycomb pattern similar to Favia or Favites, but the skeleton is much more porous. Colour: usually brown. Habitat: mainly in shallow water and tidal pools. (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2013). Anomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207518 on 2017-11-21

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1997-02-12 13:46:25Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2013-01-26 20:36:48Z
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original description Marenzeller, E. von, 1901. Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. Mitteilungen aus der naturhistorisches Museum, Hamburg 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901) Marenzeller, E. von, 1901. Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. Mitteilungen aus der naturhistorisches Museum, Hamburg 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Stefani, F., Stolarski, J., 2012. Systematics of the coral genus Craterastrea (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia) and description of a new family through combined morphological and molecular analyses. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 417–433. [details]   

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

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901) Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Stefani, F., Stolarski, J., 2012. Systematics of the coral genus Craterastrea (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia) and description of a new family through combined morphological and molecular analyses. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 417–433. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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 Many specimens have large pali forming a clear ring around the columella, though in other specimens the pali are only slight thickening of the central part of the septa. Columellae consist of 3 or 4 small pinnacles in a depressed central pit. In the Arabian Gulf and northern parts of the Arabian Sea at least, it is fairly common. The species lives at the base of shallow reefs, near or on sandy areas, but always where there is good water movement. It is found on fore-reef slopes and rarely on back reef slopes, though it also exists on wrecks in fairly turbid water. Its recorded depths range is 2 to 18 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).
Forms low, small, mound-like colonies up to about 20 cm in height. The septal pattern is reduced and corallites are small (3-5 mm across) and arranged irregularly in honeycomb pattern similar to Favia or Favites, but the skeleton is much more porous. Colour: usually brown. Habitat: mainly in shallow water and tidal pools. (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Family 'Siderasteriidae' in Kalk (1958). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrisp pillow coral [from synonym]  [details]