WoRMS taxon details

Anomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901

207518  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207518)

accepted
Species
Anomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901 (wrong spelling genus name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Marenzeller, E. von,. (1901). Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Naturhistorisches Museum in Hamburg.</em> 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   
Description Many specimens have large pali forming a clear ring around the columella, though in other specimens the pali are only...  
Description 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. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Anomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207518 on 2018-11-14
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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. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Naturhistorisches Museum in Hamburg.</em> 18: 117-134, pl. 1. [details]   

original description  (ofAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901) Marenzeller, E. von,. (1901). Ostafrikanische Steinkorallen, gesammelt von Dr Stuhlmann 1888 und 1889. <em>Mitteilungen aus der Naturhistorisches Museum in Hamburg.</em> 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Remark Family 'Siderasteriidae' in Kalk (1958). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English crisp pillow coral [from synonym]  [details]