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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia talpina (Lamarck, 1801) 
AphiaID: 211418

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 editorFungiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia talpina (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia Blainville, 1830
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia talpa Lamarck, 1815 (junior synonym, homonym of Madrepora talpa Houttuyn, 1772)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFungia talpina Lamarck, 1801 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora limax Houttuyn, 1772 (suppressed)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia fungia Dana, 1846 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia leptophylla Ehrenberg, 1834 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia pelvis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia producta Folkeson, 1919 (junior synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyphyllia sigmoides Ehrenberg, 1834 (junior synonym)
Sources  original description Lamarck J.-B. (M. de), 1801. Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau general des classes, des orders et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturelles et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République. published by the author, and Deterville, Paris : pp. VIII + 432 + 8 pl., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.14255 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJoker's boomerang coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality West Australia [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Red Sea [details]
From editor or global species database
South Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus pandus Humes, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (26 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 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 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 A colonial fungiid which is oval in shape, and which is distinguished by its lack of a central furrow. Instead, all corallites are of similar size, and are scattered closely over the entire surface of the colony. The corallites contain septa which have a distinct, petaloid shape. Living specimens are commonly seen with tentacles out during the daytime.
Colonies are free-living, elongate, with an axial furrow that may become indistinct. Centres are evenly distributed over the upper surface. Primary septa are short, elliptical or petaloid, secondary septa usually fuse around the primaries to form a fused background matrix. Polyps are usually extended during the day. Tentacles are long and numerous. Colour: grey, greenish or cream, with white tentacle tips. Abundance: common on reef slopes, especially where Fungia is common. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark New combination in Sheppard 1998 <308>. Type locality: "East Indies"(Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211418
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-01-22 12:34:02Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-01-22 10:22:55Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Polyphyllia talpina (Lamarck, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211418 on 2014-12-27
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