WoRMS taxon details

Poritidae Gray, 1840

196105  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196105)

accepted
Family
Genus Bernardpora Kitano & Fukami, 2014
Genus Goniopora de Blainville, 1830
Genus Porites Link, 1807
Genus Stylaraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851

Genus Astroitis Dana, 1846 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Calathiscus Claereboudt & Al-Amri, 2004 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, homonym)
Genus Cosmoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Litharaea de Blainville, 1830 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Machadoporites Nemésio, 2005 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Napopora Quelch, 1884 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Neoporites Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Poritipora Veron, 2000 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Rhodaraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Synaraea Verrill, 1864 accepted as Porites Link, 1807 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Tichopora Quelch, 1886 accepted as Goniopora de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Gray, J.E. (1840). Poritidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [details]   
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Poritidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the...  
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Poritidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

Description Colonial, hermatypic, mostly extant. Colonies usually massive, laminar or ramose. Corallites have a wide size range but are...  
Description Colonial, hermatypic, mostly extant. Colonies usually massive, laminar or ramose. Corallites have a wide size range but are usually compacted with little or no coenosteum. Walls and septa are porous. Poritidae is an isolated family. It is essentially a heterogeneous assembly of distantly related genera. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Poritidae Gray, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196105 on 2022-08-14
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2005-12-27 19:49:34Z
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2013-08-22 06:50:21Z
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original description Gray, J.E. (1840). Poritidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [details]   

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

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 Kitano YF, Benzoni F, Arrigoni R, Shirayama Y, Wallace CC, Fukami H. (2014). A Phylogeny of the Family Poritidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) Based on Molecular and Morphological Analyses. <em>PLoS ONE.</em> 9(5): e98406., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098406 [details]   

additional source Foster AB. (1986). Neogene Paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic 3. The family Poritidae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Bulletins of American Paleontology. 90 (325): 47-123, pls. 15-38.</em>  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis [from Wells 1956] Colonial, hermatypic. Colony formation by extratentacular budding. Corallites mostly united closely without coensoteum, limited by one or more synapticular rings. Septa (except Alveopora) formed by 3 to 8 nearly vertical trabeculae, loosely united, with more or less vertical perforations. Innermost trabeculae of certain septa differentiated as 'pali'. A single columella trabecula. [details]

Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Poritidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

From other sources
Description Colonial, hermatypic, mostly extant. Colonies usually massive, laminar or ramose. Corallites have a wide size range but are usually compacted with little or no coenosteum. Walls and septa are porous. Poritidae is an isolated family. It is essentially a heterogeneous assembly of distantly related genera. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
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Japanese ハマサンゴ科  [details]
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