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Porites porites (Pallas, 1766)

207238  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207238)

accepted
Species
Acropora porites (Pallas, 1766) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Madrepora porites Pallas, 1766 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
Porites flabelliformis Le Sueur, 1820 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites polymorpha Link, 1807 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (amended spelling)
Porites polymorphus Link, 1807 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites porites f. clavaria Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites porites f. porites (Pallas, 1766) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Porites porites f. typica Vaughan, 1901 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites porites var. clavaria Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites recta Le Sueur, 1820 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites solanderi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Rhodaraea porites (Pallas, 1766) · unaccepted > superseded combination

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  1. Forma Porites porites f. clavaria Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  2. Forma Porites porites f. divariata Le Sueur, 1820 accepted as Porites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 (unaccepted > misspelling - incorrect subsequent spelling)
  3. Forma Porites porites f. divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 accepted as Porites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  4. Forma Porites porites f. furcata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Porites furcata Lamarck, 1816 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  5. Forma Porites porites f. porites (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  6. Forma Porites porites f. typica Vaughan, 1901 accepted as Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  7. Variety Porites porites var. clavaria Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  8. Variety Porites porites var. divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 accepted as Porites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  9. Variety Porites porites var. furcata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Porites furcata Lamarck, 1816 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora porites Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P. S. (1766). Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones, cum selectis auctorum synonymis. <em>[book].</em> pp. 451, Fransiscum Varrentrapp, Hagae., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6019361 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Lectotype  (of Porites plumieri Duchassaing &...  
Lectotype (of Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) MZUF 849, geounit Montserrat Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Porites porites (Pallas, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207238 on 2024-05-20
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-08-22 06:50:21Z
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2014-03-30 00:19:31Z
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2022-06-01 22:15:11Z
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original description  (of Madrepora porites Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P. S. (1766). Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones, cum selectis auctorum synonymis. <em>[book].</em> pp. 451, Fransiscum Varrentrapp, Hagae., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6019361 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Porites polymorphus Link, 1807) Link, D. H. F. (1807-1808). Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. <em>Adlers Erben.</em> 1 Abt. [Part 1], pp. 1-50; 2 Abt. [Part 2], pp. 51-100; 3 Abt. [Part 3], pp. 101-165; Abt. 4 [Part 4],pp. 1-30; Abt. 5 [Part 5], pp. 1-38 [1808]; Abt. 6 [Part 6], pp. 1-38., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43301237 [details]   

original description  (of Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1864). Supplément au mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Memorie della Reale Accademia della Scienze di Torino, Serie 2.</em> 23: 97-206, plates 1-11., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31197612 [details]   

original description  (of Porites recta Le Sueur, 1820) Le Sueur, C.A. (1820). Description de plusiers animaux appartenant aux polypiers lamellifères de M. le Chev. Lamarck. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.</em> 7: 271-298, pls. 15-17. [details]   

original description  (of Porites flabelliformis Le Sueur, 1820) Le Sueur, C.A. (1820). Description de plusiers animaux appartenant aux polypiers lamellifères de M. le Chev. Lamarck. <em>Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.</em> 7: 271-298, pls. 15-17. [details]   

original description  (of Porites solanderi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2.</em> 19: 279-365, pls 1-10., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12140332 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Porites porites f. typica Vaughan, 1901) Vaughan TW. (1901). Some fossil corals from the elevated reefs of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire (West Indies). <em>Sammlung Geologische Rijksmuseum. Leiden.</em> 2: 1-91. [details]   

context source (Bermuda) Sterrer, W. (1986). Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda: a systematic guide to the identification of marine organisms. <em>Wiley-Interscience Publication. Wiley.</em> 742 pp (Nemertini part). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Kalk, M. (1959). A general ecological survey of some shores in northern Mozambique. Revta Biol., Lisb. 2: 1-24. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Guzman, H.M., 1998. Diversity of stony, soft and black corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia, Gorgonacea, Antipatharia; Hydrozoa: Milleporina) at Cayos Cochinos, Bay Islands, Honduras. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46 Suppl. 4: 75-80.
page(s): 77 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 38 [details]   

additional source Steiner, S.C.C., 2003. Stony corals and reefs of Dominica. Atoll Res. Bull. : 497-508.
page(s): 1, 4, 5, 7 [details]   

additional source Karlson, R. H. 1980. Alternative competitive strategies in a periodically disturbed habitat. Bulletin of Marine Science 30(4): 894-890.
page(s): 895-896 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., J.C. den Hartog & C. Arneson. (1986). Class Anthozoa (Corals, Anemones). <em>In: Sterrer, W. (ed.). Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, USA.</em> pp. 159-194.
page(s): 181, 182 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Jameson, S.C. & S.D. Cairns. (2012). Neotypes for Porites porites (Pallas, 1766) and Porites divaricata Le Sueur, 1820 and remarks on other western Atlantic species of Porites (Anthozoa: Scleractinia. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 125: 189-207. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Humann P, DeLoach N (2002) Reef coral identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas. New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida, pp. 1-287. [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1902). The stony corals of the Porto Rican waters. <em>Bulletin of the United States Fish Commision for 1900.</em> 20: 289-320, pls. 1-38. [details]   

additional source Kitahara, M.V., J. Stolarski, S.D. Cairns, F. Benzoni, J.L. Stake & D.J. Miller. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 26 (3): 303-315., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053
page(s): 306, 307 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Laborel J. (1974). West African reef corals, an hypothesis on their origin. <em>Proceedings 2nd International Coral Reef Symposium, Brisbane.</em> 1: 425-443. [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1901). Some fossil corals from the elevated reefs of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire (West Indies). <em>Sammlung Geologische Rijksmuseum. Leiden.</em> 2: 1-91. [details]   

additional source Boekschoten, G. J. & Borel Best M. (1988). Fossil and recent shallow water corals from the Atlantic islands off Western Africa. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen.</em> Leiden 62 (8): 99-112., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/149189 [details]   

additional source Verrill AE. (1901). Variations and nomenclature of Bermudian, West Indian and Brazilian reef corals, with notes on various Indo-Pacific corals. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 11: 63-168.
page(s): 159 [details]   

additional source Cortès, J., Guzmán, H. (1985). Organismos de los arrecifes coralinos de Costa Rica III. Descripcion y distribucion geografica de corales escleractinios (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia) de la Costa Caribe. <em>Brenesia.</em> 24: 63-123. [details]   

additional source Chevalier J-P. (1966). Contribution à l'étude des Madréporaires des côtes occidentales de l'Afrique tropicale (1re partie). <em>Bulletin de l'Institute Fondamental d'Afrique Noire. Series A: Sciences Naturelles.</em> 28 (3): 912-975, pls. 1-5. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Reyes J, Santodomingo N, Flórez P. (2010). Corales Escleractinios de Colombia. <em>Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR), Santa Marta, Colombia.</em> pp 1-246. [details]   

additional source Thiel ME. (1941). Résultats scientifiques des croisières du navire-école belge "Mercator". I. Madreporaria. <em>Mémoires du Musée royal d'histoire naturelle de Belgique, series 2.</em> 21 (2): 3-28, pls. 1-3. [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C. (1977). The marginal tentacles of Rhodactis sanctithomae (Corallimorpharia) and the sweeper tentacles of Montastrea cavernosa (Scleractinia); their cnidom and possible function . Proceedings of the Third International Coral Reef Symposium Miami, Florida, 464-469
page(s): 464 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume III: Families Mussidae, Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae, Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 3, pp. 490.
page(s): 326-327 [details]   

additional source Riemann-Zürneck, K.; Iken, K. (2003). Corallimorphus profundus in shallow Antarctic habitats: bionomics, histology, and systematcis (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 345, 367-386
page(s): 381 [details]   

additional source Zlatarski, V. N.; Estalella, N. M. (1980). Scleractinia of Cuba with data on the constituent organisms [in Bulgarian]. Bulgarian Academy of Science. Sophia., pp. 312.
page(s): 19, 177-178, 186, 253, 308 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D. (1982). Stony corals (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Scleractinia) of Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. <em>Smithsonian Contribution to the Marine Sciences.</em> 12:271-302.
page(s): 272, 282-284, Plate 2, Figures 124e-f, 125a-c [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Miller, A. C. (1981). Cnidarian prey of the snails Coralliophila abbreviata and C. caribaea (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Bulletin of Marine Science, 31(4): 932-934
page(s): 933, 934 [details]   

additional source Barrios-Suárez, L. M.; Reyes, J. O.; Navas, G. R.; García, C. B. (2002). Distribution of anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia) in the area of Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean [Distribución de las anémonas (Anthozoa: Actiniaria y Corallimorpharia) en el área de Santa Marta, Caribe columbiano]. Ciencias Marinas, 28(1): 37-48
page(s): 40-41 [details]   

additional source Shenkar, N.; Fine, M.; Loya, Y. (2005). Size matters: bleaching dynamics of the coral Oculina patagonica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 294, 181-188
page(s): 182 [details]   

additional source Brugler, M. R.; France, S. C. (2007). The complete mitochondrial genome of the black coral Chrysopathes formosa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) supports classification of antipatharians within the subclass Hexacorallia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42, 776-788
page(s): 778 [details]   

additional source Day, R. J. (1994). Algal symbiosis in Bunodeopsis: sea anemones with "auxiliary" structures. Biological Bulletin, 186, 182-194
page(s): 192 [details]   

additional source Edmunds, P. J. (2007). Physiological ecology of the clonal corallimorpharian Corynactis californica. Marine Biology, 150, 783-796
page(s): 793 [details]   

additional source Smith FGW. (1954). Gulf of Mexico Madreporaria. <em>Fisheries Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S.).</em> 55, 291-295.
page(s): 293 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 62, 88, 112 [details]   

additional source Almy CC, Carrión-Torres C. (1963). Shallow water stony corals of Puerto Rico. <em>Caribbean Journal of Science.</em> 3: 269-279. [details]   

additional source Zlatarski V. (1972). Sobre la fauna coralina de Cuba. <em>Circulares del Museo y Biblioteca de Zoologia de la Habana.</em> 13(351): 1501-1507. [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Lectotype (of Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) MZUF 849, geounit Montserrat Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR I/453/E3 [details]
Nontype NMSR I/503/E3 [details]
Paralectotype (of Porites plumieri Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) MRSN 255, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Syntype (of Porites solanderi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MRSN 252, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Unknown type (of Porites solanderi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MRSN 258, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Unknown type (of Porites solanderi Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MZUF 647, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

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Habitat rocks (Kalk, 1959). [details]
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English thick finger coralhump coralfinger coralclubtip finger coralclubbed finger coral  [details]
German FingerkoralleFingerförmige Porenkoralle  [details]