WoRMS taxon details

Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)

287962  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:287962)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=287962 on 2018-04-25
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-16 01:08:52Z
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original description Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOrbicella braziliana Verrill, 1901) Verrill, A.E. 1901. Variations and nomenclature of Bermudian, West Indian and Brazilian reef corals, with notes on various Indo-Pacific corals. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 11: 63-168, pls. 10-35. [details]   

original description  (ofMontastrea braziliana (Verrill, 1901)) Verrill, A.E. 1901. Variations and nomenclature of Bermudian, West Indian and Brazilian reef corals, with notes on various Indo-Pacific corals. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 11: 63-168, pls. 10-35. [details]   

original description  (ofMontastrea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)) Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMadrepora cavernosa Linnaeus, 1767) Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOrbicella cavernosa (Linneus, 1767)) Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofOrbicella cavernosa var. hirta Verrill, 1901) Verrill, A.E. 1901. Variations and nomenclature of Bermudian, West Indian and Brazilian reef corals, with notes on various Indo-Pacific corals. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 11: 63-168, pls. 10-35. [details]   

original description  (ofOrbicella cavernosa var. compacta Vaughan, 1901) Vaughan, T. (1901). Some fossil corals from the elevated reefs of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire (West Indies). Sammlung Geologische Rijksmuseum. Leiden. 2, 1-91. [details]   

basis of record 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 Cairns, S.D., Jaap, W.C., and J.C. Lang. 2009. Scleractinia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 333–347 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofMontastrea braziliana (Verrill, 1901)) Walton Smith FG. (1948). Atlantic reef corals. University of Miami Press, Miami, pp. 1-112.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofMontastraea brasiliana (Verrill, 1901)) Stock, J.H. (1975). Corallovexiidae, a new family of transformed copepods endoparasitic in reef corals, with two new genera and ten new species from Curaçao. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao 47(155):1-45, figs. 1-114. (Uitgaven natuurwetensch. Studiekring Suriname ned. Antillen, 83). [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOrbicella cavernosa var. compacta Vaughan, 1901) Laborel, J., 1967. A revised list of Brazilian scleractinian corals and description of a new species. Postilla Yale Peabody Museum 107: 1-14. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofOrbicella cavernosa (Linneus, 1767)) Laborel, J., 1967. A revised list of Brazilian scleractinian corals and description of a new species. Postilla Yale Peabody Museum 107: 1-14. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOrbicella cavernosa var. hirta Verrill, 1901) Laborel, J., 1967. A revised list of Brazilian scleractinian corals and description of a new species. Postilla Yale Peabody Museum 107: 1-14. [details]   

additional source  (ofMadrepora cavernosa Linnaeus, 1767) Esper, E.J.C. 1797. Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungennach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil.(Nürnberg): 1-230, pls L-LXI. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora cavernosa Linnaeus, 1767) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofMontastrea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofOrbicella braziliana Verrill, 1901) Laborel, J., 1967. A revised list of Brazilian scleractinian corals and description of a new species. Postilla Yale Peabody Museum 107: 1-14. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
English great star coralfalse knob coral  [details]