WoRMS taxon details

Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, 1766)

210725  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210725)

accepted
Species
marine, terrestrial
Description Blue coral. This is not a true coral, but produces a limestone skeleton. Its skeleton is bright blue when cleaned. Its...  
Description 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]
Cordeiro, R.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2018). World List of Octocorallia. Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210725 on 2018-02-19
Date
action
by
1997-10-30 15:49:33Z
created
1998-06-04 15:30:02Z
changed
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
changed
2008-09-06 18:40:41Z
changed
2010-09-17 06:17:46Z
checked

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

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

Habitat shallow water [details]
 

LanguageName 
English blue coral  [details]
Japanese アオサンゴ  [details]