WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenella chagius Matthai, 1928

211419  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211419)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Matthai, G. 1928. A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a regularly meandroid coral, with very even series of corallites. Valleys are long and regular, running unbroken...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a regularly meandroid coral, with very even series of corallites. Valleys are long and regular, running unbroken for many centimetres. Septa have smooth edges, and the columella is likewise a smooth ribbon running unbroken along the valley floor. In daytime, small tentacles are usually visible. This is the only member of the family Meandrinidae in the Indo-Pacific, a family common in the Caribbean. Its distribution is restricted to the Chagos Archipelago, and it probably represents a relict population there. In Chagos, however, it is a very common coral, with colonies up to a metre in diameter. [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2013). Ctenella chagius Matthai, 1928. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211419 on 2018-01-20

Date
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1998-01-22 12:34:02Z
created
1998-06-03 09:30:54Z
changed
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-08 13:36:39Z
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original description Matthai, G. 1928. A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]   

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1998). Corals of the Indian Ocean: a taxonomic and distribution database for coral reef ecologists [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[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 
 

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 This is a regularly meandroid coral, with very even series of corallites. Valleys are long and regular, running unbroken for many centimetres. Septa have smooth edges, and the columella is likewise a smooth ribbon running unbroken along the valley floor. In daytime, small tentacles are usually visible. This is the only member of the family Meandrinidae in the Indo-Pacific, a family common in the Caribbean. Its distribution is restricted to the Chagos Archipelago, and it probably represents a relict population there. In Chagos, however, it is a very common coral, with colonies up to a metre in diameter. [details]