WoRMS taxon details
Sclerhelia dubia Nemenzo, 1980
|Status|| ||nomen dubium|
|Parent|| ||Sclerhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1850|
original description Nemenzo, F., 1980. New species and new records of stony corals from west central Philippines. The Philippine Journal of Science 108: 1-25. [dated both 1979 and 1980] [details]|
basis of record Cairns, S.D., 2009. On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices [details]
additional source Cairns, S. D. (2010). Phylogenetic list of 722 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species, with their junior synonyms and depth ranges. On line appendix to: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. , available online at http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices [details]
|Environment|| ||marine, |brackish, fresh, terrestrial
|Fossil range|| ||recent only|
|Link|| ||To Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) |
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy This name was used to describe a coral found in the Philippines. It was synonymised with Sclerhelia hirtella (Pallas, 1766) but this was questionable (Cairns, 2010). This idea has been abandoned since that species is an endemic for St Helena, central Atlantic Ocean (Zibrowius et al. in press). Nemenzo's species is not mentioned in the most recent overview of hermatypic corals of the Philippines (Veron & Hodgson, 1989), and neither in Veron's (2000) Corals of the World, which mainly deals with zooxanthellate species. Therefore, for the time being, Sclerhelia dubia is considered a nomen dubium.
Cairns SD (2010) Phylogenetic list of 722 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species, with their junior synonyms and depth ranges. On line appendix to: Roberts JM, Wheeler A, Freiwald A, Cairns SD, editors (2009). Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, New York. http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices
Veron, J.E.N. (2000) Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.
Veron J.E.N., Hodgson G. (1989) Annotated checklist of the hermatypic corals of the Philippines. Pacific Science, 43 (3): 234-287.
Zibrowius, H., Wirtz, P., Nunes, F.L.D., Hoeksema, B.W., Benzoni, F. (in press) Shallow-water scleractinian corals of Ascension Island, Central South Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi: 10.1017/S0025315414001465. [details]
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| || ||Citation: Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2015). Sclerhelia dubia Nemenzo, 1980. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=493784 on 2015-08-27|
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