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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerhelia dubia Nemenzo, 1979 
AphiaID: 493784

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 editorOculinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerhelia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerhelia dubia (Species)
Status nomen dubium
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1850
Sources  original description Nemenzo, F. (1979). New species and new records of stony corals from west central Philippines. The Philippine. Journal of Science. 108: 1-25 dated both. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:493784
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Date   action   by
2010-08-08 07:18:22Z  created  Cairns, Stephen
2015-04-23 12:17:50Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2016-01-20 11:58:45Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2016). Sclerhelia dubia Nemenzo, 1979. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=493784 on 2017-10-21
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