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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeliopora coerulea (Pallas, 1766) 
AphiaID: 210725

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 editorOctocorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelioporacea (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelioporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeliopora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeliopora de Blainville, 1830
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeliopora de Blainville, 1830
Sources  basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue coral  [details]
Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [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 editorTropical Western Indo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (116 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (20 nucleotides; 31 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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Blue coral. This is not a true coral, but produces a limestone skeleton. Its skeleton is bright blue when cleaned. Its growth form is a series of vertical keels or branches, slender in very calm water, stout in more turbulent areas. When living, it looks brown, because of the covering of living tissue. Polyps are minute, usually giving a slightly furry appearance. Distribution: species extends across most of the Indian Ocean. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat shallow water [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210725
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-10-30 15:49:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-04 15:30:02Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2008-09-06 18:40:41Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2010-09-17 06:17:46Z  checked  van Ofwegen, Leen
  
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  Citation: van Ofwegen, L. (2014). Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210725 on 2014-09-30
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