WoRMS taxon details

Madracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849

135125  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135125)

accepted
Genus
Axhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Axohelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 · unaccepted (synonymy, wrong spelling)
Pentalophora Saville Kent, 1871 · unaccepted (synonym)
Promadracis Reig Oriol, 1997 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Mémoire sur les Polypes appartenant à la famille des Oculinides, au groupe intermédiaire des Pseudastréides et à la famille des Fongides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 29: 67-73., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1225794 [details]   
Note Type species: Madracis asperula Edwards &...  
From other sources
Type species Type species: Madracis asperula Edwards & Haime, 1890 from Madeira (Veron, 1986). [details]
Depth range 0-1220 m  
Depth range 0-1220 m [details]

Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent  
Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Madracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135125 on 2022-05-23
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-09-22 06:50:38Z
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Martinez, Olga
2010-09-15 23:16:22Z
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original description Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Mémoire sur les Polypes appartenant à la famille des Oculinides, au groupe intermédiaire des Pseudastréides et à la famille des Fongides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 29: 67-73., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1225794 [details]   

original description  (of Axhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Mémoire sur les Polypes appartenant à la famille des Oculinides, au groupe intermédiaire des Pseudastréides et à la famille des Fongides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 29: 67-73., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1225794 [details]   

original description  (of Reussia 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 Pentalophora Saville Kent, 1871) Saville Kent W. (1871). On some new and little-known species of madrepores, or stony corals, in the British Museum Collection. <em>Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1871.</em> 275-286, pls. 23-25. [details]   

taxonomy source Neves, E. & Johnsson, R. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the southwestern Atlantic Madracis and the description of Madracis fragilis n. sp. (Scleractinia: Pocilloporidae), a new coral species from Brazil. Scientia Marina 73: 739-746. , available online at https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2009.73n4735 [details]   

basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 109-110 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 1: 1-86. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Keller NB. (1993). New taxa and distributional records of azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the tropical south-west Indian Ocean, with comments on their zoogeography and ecology. <em>Annals of the South African Museum.</em> 103(5): 213-292, 13 pls.
page(s): 218, 228-229, 238 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD. (1994). Scleractinia of the temperate North Pacific. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 557: 1-150.
page(s): 36-37, Plate 13c-f [details]   

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 127 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD. (1991). A revision of the ahermatypic Scleractinia of the Galápagos and Cocos Islands. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 504: 1-32, pls. 1-12.
page(s): 6, Plates 1b-e, 11g [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Zibrowius H. (1997). Cnidaria Anthozoa: Azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the Philippine and Indonesian regions. <em>in: Crosnier, A. et al. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 16. Campagne Franco-Indonésienne KARUBAR. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie.</em> 172: 27-244. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 32, 33, 35, 39, 60, 67-68, 209, fig. 1 e-f [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 Durham JW. (1962). Corals from the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. <em>Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series.</em> 32 (2): 41-56.
page(s): 44, 46 [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C. (1980). Caribbean Shallow Water Corallimorpharia. Zoologische Verhandelingen, (176): 83 pp.
page(s): 68 [details]   

additional source Goffredo, S.; Radetić, J.; Airi, V.; Zaccanti, F. (2005). Sexual reproduction of the solitary sunset cup coral Leptopsammia pruvoti (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae) in the Mediterranean. 1. Morphological aspects of the gametogenesis and ontogenesis. Marine Biology, 147, 485-495
page(s): 491 [details]   

additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 390, 414 [details]   

additional source Reed, J. K. (1985). Deepest distribution of Atlantic hermatypic corals discovered in the Bahamas. Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, 6, 249-254
page(s): 251-252 [details]   

additional source Pillai, C. S. G. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 25, 1-2, 78-90
page(s): 84 [details]   

additional source Lasker, H. R. (1983). Vegetative reproduction in the octocoral Briareum asbestinum (Pallas). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 72, 157-169
page(s): 163 [details]   

additional source Lasker, H. R.; Coffroth, M. (1983). Octocoral distributions at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 13, 21-28
page(s): 22 [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): 294 [details]   

additional source Dunn, D. F. (1982). Cnidaria. McGraw-Hill Book Company. New York and other cities., volume 1, pp. 669-706
page(s): 701 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12403706 [details]   

additional source Duncan PM (1884) A revision of the families and genera of the sclerodermic Zoantharia, Ed. & H., or Madreporaria (M. Rugosa excepted). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, 18: 1-204. [details]   

additional source Durham JW, Barnard JL (1952) Stony corals of the Eastern Pacific collected by the Velero III and Velero IV. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 16: 1-110, pls. 1-16.
page(s): 11, 15, Plate 1, fig. 1 [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (2000). A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the Western Atlantic. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 125: 1-235. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Nontype AHF 2.1 [details]
Nontype AHF 2.1 [details]
Nontype AHF 2.2, geounit Colombian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype CAS 66645, geounit Ecuadorean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype MNHN, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype POLIPI, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype SIO, geounit High Seas [details]
Nontype USNM 84775, geounit Ecuadorean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 91498, geounit Mozambican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 91499, geounit Mozambican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 96679, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 96680, geounit Taiwanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 96681, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 96684, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype ZMUC, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type USNM 88378, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Biology Zooxanthellate and azooxaxnthellate [details]

Depth range 0-1220 m [details]

Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Type species Type species: Madracis asperula Edwards & Haime, 1890 from Madeira (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English finger coral  [details]
Japanese エダサンゴ属  [details]
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