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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901 
AphiaID: 207518

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 editorCoscinaraeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastraea (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastraea Marenzeller, 1901
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnomastrea irregularis Marenzeller, 1901 (wrong spelling genus name)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrisp pillow coral [from synonym]  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth West Indian Ocean [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 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 
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 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207518
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-12 13:46:25Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2013-01-26 20:36:48Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Anomastraea irregularis von Marenzeller, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207518 on 2014-07-30
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