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Siderastreidae Vaughan & Wells, 1943

196106  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196106)

 unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Family
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan TW, Wells JW. (1943). Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. <em>Special Papers of the Geological Society of America.</em> 44: 1-363. [details]   
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small...  
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small and have relatively restricted distributions. As far as is known, all siderastreids have colonies of separate sex. Colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic, mostly extant. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa are usually fused along their inner margins to form fan-like groups, they have granulated upper margins and are closely compacted and equally spaced. Related family is the Agaricidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Siderastreidae Vaughan & Wells, 1943. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196106 on 2022-10-07
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original description Vaughan TW, Wells JW. (1943). Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. <em>Special Papers of the Geological Society of America.</em> 44: 1-363. [details]   

additional source Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Stefani, F., Reijnen, B.T., Montano, S. & Hoeksema, B.W. 2012. Phylogenetic position and taxonomy of Cycloseris explanulata and C. wellsi (Scleractinia: Fungiidae): lost mushroom corals find their way home. Contributions to Zoology 81: 125-146. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [details]   

source of synonymy Löser H, Angel Fernández-Mendiola P, Pérez-Malo J, Domínguez Pascual S, Cahuzac B. (2021). Redefinition of the family Rhizangiidae (Scleractinia; Cretaceous to Recent) and description of a new genus from the Early Cretaceous of Spain. <em>Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen.</em> 299(3): 259-274., available online at https://doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2021/0968 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Corallum colonial and attached, free living colonies (coralliths) are common in some genera; corallum shape encrusting, foliose and massive; budding intratentacular or extratentacular; synapticulotheca made of one or more synapticular rings, compact or perforated, or septotheca; septa compact or perforated, connected by synapticulae; septa fuse towards the centre of the calice and form fan-like groups; septal margins and faces ornamented; costae absent or present; pali absent; endothecal dissepiments present; columella present; collines present or absent; coenosteum absent or present; in some genera exosepta do not bear tentacles. [details]

From other sources
Description This family is composed largely of an assemblage of genera which have doubtful relationships. All but two genera are small and have relatively restricted distributions. As far as is known, all siderastreids have colonies of separate sex. Colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic, mostly extant. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa are usually fused along their inner margins to form fan-like groups, they have granulated upper margins and are closely compacted and equally spaced. Related family is the Agaricidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese ニセヤスリサンゴ科  [details]