WoRMS taxon details

Montastraea Blainville, 1830

204717  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204717)

accepted
Genus
Astrea guettardi Defrance, 1826 † (type by subsequent designation)
Actinocoenia d'Orbigny, 1849 † · unaccepted (synonymy)
Aquitanastraea Chevalier, 1954 † · unaccepted (synonymy)
Heliastreopsis Chevalier, 1954 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
Montastraea (Athecastraea) Chevalier, 1962 † · unaccepted (Junior synonym)
Montastrea Blainville, 1830 · unaccepted (wrong spelling)
Montastrea Vaughan & Wells, 1943 † · unaccepted > unavailable name (nomen nullum)
Phyllocaeniopsis Chevalier, 1954 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
Species Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767)

Species Montastraea annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Species Montastraea annuligera (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Astrea annuligera Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (previous combination)
Species Montastraea aperta (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Mussismilia leptophylla (Verrill, 1868) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea brasiliana (Verrill, 1901) accepted as Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea colemani Veron, 2000 accepted as Favites colemani (Veron, 2000) (wrong spelling genus name)
Species Montastraea curta (Dana, 1846) accepted as Astrea curta Dana, 1846 (previous combination)
Species Montastraea faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Orbicella faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Species Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895) accepted as Orbicella franksi (Gregory, 1895) (new combination)
Species Montastraea hispidula (Verill, 1901) accepted as Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea magnistellata Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Favites magnistellata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonymy)
Species Montastraea multipunctata Hodgson, 1985 accepted as Micromussa multipunctata (Hodgson, 1985) (basionym, changed combination)
Species Montastraea serageldini Veron, 2000 accepted as Paramontastraea serageldini (Veron, 2000) (wrong spelling genus name)
Species Montastraea valenciennesi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Favites valenciennesii (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination)

Species Montastraea forskaelana (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1850) (uncertain > unassessed)
Species Montastraea truncata (Dana) (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
de Blainville, H. M. (1830). Zoophytes. In: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traitre méthodiquement des differéns êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement à l'utlité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Edited by F. G. Levrault. Tome 60. Paris, Le Normat. Pp. 548, pls. 68. <em>Paris, 1830.</em> 60 : 1-546., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25318344 [details]   
Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are...  
Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are predominantly formed by extratentacular budding, that is budding from the wall of parent corallites. Some intracentacular budding may also occur (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Montastraea Blainville, 1830. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204717 on 2022-05-24
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2007-11-20 17:29:06Z
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2013-02-06 17:41:18Z
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2014-03-16 13:26:33Z
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2019-05-26 05:59:52Z
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original description de Blainville, H. M. (1830). Zoophytes. In: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traitre méthodiquement des differéns êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement à l'utlité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Edited by F. G. Levrault. Tome 60. Paris, Le Normat. Pp. 548, pls. 68. <em>Paris, 1830.</em> 60 : 1-546., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25318344 [details]   

original description  (of Phyllocoenia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1848). Note sur la classification de la deuxième tribu de la famille des Astréides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 27: 490–497., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.part.29692 [details]   

original description  (of Aquitanastraea Chevalier, 1954 †) Chevalier J-P. (1954). Contribution à la révision de polypiers du genre Heliastraea. <em>Annales Hébert et Haug: Travaux du Laboratoire de Géologie de la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université de Paris.</em> 8: 105–190, pls 1-8. [details]   

original description  (of Actinocoenia d'Orbigny, 1849 †) d'Orbigny ACVD. (1849). Note sur des Polypiers fossiles. <em>Victor Masson, Paris.</em> pp. 1-12. [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]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   

additional source Budd, A.F. (1991). Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic 11. The family Faviidae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia. Part I. The Genera Monstastraea and Solenastrea. <em>Bulletins of American Paleontology.</em> 101: 1-83. [details]   

additional source Medina, M.; Collins, A. G.; Takaoka, T. L.; Kuehl, J. V.; Boore, J. L. (2006). Naked corals: skeleton loss in Scleractinia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(24): 9096-9100
page(s): 9097 [details]   

additional source Reimer, J. D.; Ono, S.; Tsukahara, J.; Takishita, K.; Maruyama, T. (2007). Non-seasonal clade-specificity and subclade microvariation in symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.) in Zoanthus sansibaricus (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) at Kagoshima Bay, Japan. Phycological Research, 55, 58-65
page(s): 58 [details]   
 
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Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid. Daughter corallites are predominantly formed by extratentacular budding, that is budding from the wall of parent corallites. Some intracentacular budding may also occur (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Remark Type species: Astraea guettardi Defrance, 1826 from an unknown locality (Veron, 1986). [details]

Spelling Misspelled as Montastrea in Veron (1986) [details]
LanguageName 
English star coral [from synonym]moon coral [from synonym]  [details]
Montastrea sp.
 Montastrea sp.
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