WoRMS name details

Mussidae Ortmann, 1890

196103  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196103)

 unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Family
Mussa Oken, 1815 (type by subsequent designation)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Ortmann, A. E. (1890). Die Morphologie des Skeletts des Steinkorallen in Beziehung zur Koloniebildung. <em>Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie, Leipzig.</em> 50: 278–316. [details]   
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and...  
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. All genera are hermatypic, solitary or colonial, extant or fossil. Skeletal structures are solid. Corallites and valleys are large. Septa have large teeth or lobes. Columellae and walls are thick and well developed. Related family is Pectiniidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Mussidae Ortmann, 1890. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196103 on 2022-07-06
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2005-12-27 19:49:34Z
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original description Ortmann, A. E. (1890). Die Morphologie des Skeletts des Steinkorallen in Beziehung zur Koloniebildung. <em>Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie, Leipzig.</em> 50: 278–316. [details]   

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

additional source Budd AF, Fukami H, Smith ND, Knowlton N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166 (3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Solitary and colonial; mostly intracalicular budding; meandroid (incl circumoral budding), plocoid, cerioid, or phaceloid; septothecal, paraseptothecal, or parathecal; septa laminar, sometimes fenestrate, formed by one or more fan systems of trabeculae (simple and compound); septal teeth spinose or paddle-shaped, having well-developed secondary calcification axes and limited thickening deposits; spinose (pointed) granulation, often arranged in vertical rows; variable microstructure; sometimes forming paliform lobes; trabecular columella, often spongy; well-developed tabular or vesicular endotheca; peritheca costate or absent. [details]

From other sources
Description The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. All genera are hermatypic, solitary or colonial, extant or fossil. Skeletal structures are solid. Corallites and valleys are large. Septa have large teeth or lobes. Columellae and walls are thick and well developed. Related family is Pectiniidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]