WoRMS taxon details

Melithaea Milne Edwards, 1857

205342  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205342)

accepted
Genus
Melitaea Lamarck, 1816 (incorrect spelling of Melitea Lamouroux, 1812 (pre-occupied by Melitaea Fabricius, 1807))
Melitea Lamouroux, 1812 (junior homonym of Melitea Péron & Lesueur, 1810)
Species Melithaea acuta (Gray, 1870)
Species Melithaea africana (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea akalyx (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea albitincta (Ridley, 1884)
Species Melithaea amboinensis (Hentschel, 1903)
Species Melithaea andamanensis (van Ofwegen, 1987)
Species Melithaea arborea (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea atrorubens (Gray, 1870)
Species Melithaea aurantia (Esper, 1798)
Species Melithaea australis (Gray, 1868)
Species Melithaea baladea (Grasshoff, 1999)
Species Melithaea bicolor (Nutting, 1908)
Species Melithaea biserialis (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea boninensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea braueri (Kükenthal, 1919)
Species Melithaea caledonica Grasshoff, 1999
Species Melithaea capensis (Studer, 1878)
Species Melithaea cervicornis (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Melithaea cinquemiglia (Grasshoff, 1999)
Species Melithaea clavigera (Ridley, 1884)
Species Melithaea coccinea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Melithaea contorta (Dean, 1932)
Species Melithaea corymbosa (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea davidi Samimi-Namin, Ofwegen & McFadden, 2016
Species Melithaea delicata (Hickson, 1940)
Species Melithaea dichotoma (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Melithaea divaricata (Gray, 1859)
Species Melithaea doederleini Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea dubia (Broch, 1916)
Species Melithaea ellisi (Hickson, 1937)
Species Melithaea elongata (Gray, 1859)
Species Melithaea erythraea (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Melithaea esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea flabellata (Gray, 1870)
Species Melithaea flabellum (Thomson & Mackinnon, 1910)
Species Melithaea formosa (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea fragilis (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea frondosa (Brundin, 1896)
Species Melithaea furcata (J.S. Thomson, 1916)
Species Melithaea gracilis (Gray, 1859)
Species Melithaea gracillima (Ridley, 1884)
Species Melithaea habereri (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea haddoni (Hickson, 1937)
Species Melithaea hendersoni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014
Species Melithaea hicksoni (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea isonoi Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865)
Species Melithaea keramaensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea klunzingeri (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea kuea (Grasshoff, 1999)
Species Melithaea laevis (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea linearis (Gray, 1870)
Species Melithaea mabahissi (Hickson, 1940)
Species Melithaea maldivensis (van Ofwegen, 1987)
Species Melithaea mcqueeni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014
Species Melithaea mertoni (Kükenthal, 1909)
Species Melithaea modesta (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea moluccana Kükenthal, 1919
Species Melithaea mutsu (Minobe, 1929)
Species Melithaea nodosa (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea nuttingi (Hickson, 1937)
Species Melithaea occidentalis Duchassaing, 1870
Species Melithaea ochracea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Melithaea omanensis (van Ofwegen, 1987)
Species Melithaea ornata (Thomson & Simpson, 1909)
Species Melithaea ouvea (Grasshoff, 1999)
Species Melithaea oyeni Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea philippinensis (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea planiloca (Ridley, 1888)
Species Melithaea planoregularis (Kükenthal, 1909)
Species Melithaea pulchella (Thomson & Simpson, 1909)
Species Melithaea pulchra (Hickson, 1937)
Species Melithaea ramulosa (Kükenthal, 1909)
Species Melithaea retifera (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Melithaea robusta (Shann, 1912)
Species Melithaea roemeri (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea rubeola (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea rubra (Esper, 1789)
Species Melithaea rubrinodis (Gray, 1859)
Species Melithaea rugosa (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea ryukyuensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea sagamiensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea sanguinea (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea satsumaensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea serrata (Ridley, 1884)
Species Melithaea shanni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014
Species Melithaea sinaica (Grasshoff, 2000)
Species Melithaea singularis (Thomson, 1916)
Species Melithaea sinuata (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Melithaea spinosa (Kükenthal, 1909)
Species Melithaea splendens (Thomson & McQueen, 1908)
Species Melithaea spongiosa (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea squamata (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea squarrosa (Kükenthal, 1909)
Species Melithaea stiasnyi (van Ofwegen, 1989)
Species Melithaea stormii (Studer, 1895)
Species Melithaea studeri (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea suensoni Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea superba (Kükenthal, 1919)
Species Melithaea tanseii Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea tenella Dana, 1846
Species Melithaea tenuis (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea textiformis (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Melithaea thomsoni (Broch, 1916)
Species Melithaea thorpeae Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014
Species Melithaea tokaraensis Matsumoto & van Ofwegen, 2015
Species Melithaea tongaensis (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea triangulata (Nutting, 1911)
Species Melithaea trilineata (J.S. Thomson, 1916)
Species Melithaea undulata (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea valdiviae (Kükenthal, 1908)
Species Melithaea variabilis (Hickson, 1905)
Species Melithaea virgata (Verrill, 1846)
Species Melithaea wrighti Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014
Species Melithaea zimmeri (Kükenthal, 1908)

Species Melithaea squamosa Nutting (nomen nudum)

Species Melithaea confusum (Moroff, 1902) accepted as Melithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (synonym)
Species Melithaea densa (Kükenthal, 1908) accepted as Melithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (synonym)
Species Melithaea flabellifera (Kükenthal, 1908) accepted as Melithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (synonym)
Species Melithaea formosum (Moroff, 1902) accepted as Melithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (synonym)
Species Melithaea modesta (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Melithaea planoregularis (Kükenthal, 1909) (synonym)
Species Melithaea splendens (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Melithaea mcqueeni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (secondary homonym of M. splendens (Thomson & McQueen, 1908))
Species Melithaea sulphurea (Studer, 1895) accepted as Melithaea stormii (Studer, 1895) (synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires, ou polypes proprement dits. 1. <em>Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris.</em> 326 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12045211
page(s): 199 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Cordeiro, R.; McFadden, C.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2022). World List of Octocorallia. Melithaea Milne Edwards, 1857. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205342 on 2022-01-25
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1998-08-31 15:22:18Z
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2006-09-25 06:54:45Z
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Martinez, Olga
2010-09-17 06:17:46Z
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2014-01-20 07:04:24Z
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2021-04-25 03:00:43Z
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original description Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires, ou polypes proprement dits. 1. <em>Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris.</em> 326 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12045211
page(s): 199 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Wrightella Gray, 1870) Gray, J. E. (1870). Catalogue of Lithophytes or stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. pp. 1-51., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/23832271
page(s): 31-32 [details]   

original description  (of Acabaria Gray, 1859) Gray, J.E. (1859). Description of some new genera of lithophytes or stony zoophytes. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1859: 479-486., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32274893
page(s): 484 [details]   

original description  (of Clathraria Gray, 1859) Gray, J.E. (1859). Description of some new genera of lithophytes or stony zoophytes. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1859: 479-486., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32274893
page(s): 486 [details]   

original description  (of Mopsella Gray, 1858) Gray, J.E. (1857). Synopsis of the families and genera of axiferous zoophytes or barked corals. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 25 (1): 278-294., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32451423
page(s): 284 [details]   

original description  (of Melitodes Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563
page(s): 38 [details]   

original description  (of Pleurocoralloides Moroff, 1902) Moroff, T. (1902). Studien über Octocorallien. II. Ueber einige neue Gorgonaceen aus Japan. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher (Syst.).</em> 17: 404- 410, plates 16-17., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27412654
page(s): 405-406 [details]   

original description  (of Birotulata Nutting, 1911) Nutting, C.C. (1911). The Gorgonacea of the Siboga Expedition. VIII. The Scleraxonia. <em>Siboga Expedition Monographs.</em> 13b5: 1-62, plates 1-12., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12044618
page(s): 56 [details]   

original description  (of Psilacabaria Ridley, 1884) Ridley, S.O. (1884). Alcyonaria. In: Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2. <em>London British Museum.</em> Pp. 327-365, plates 36-38., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12067326
page(s): 363 [details]   

original description  (of Anicella Gray, 1868) Gray, J. (1868). LVIII.—Descriptions of some new genera and species of Alcyonoid corals in the British Museum. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 2(12): 441-445., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16105021
page(s): 446 [details]   

original description  (of Melitaea Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Melitella Gray, 1859) Gray, J.E. (1859). Description of some new genera of lithophytes or stony zoophytes. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1859: 479-486., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32274893
page(s): 485 [details]   

basis of record Goh, N.K.C. & L.M. Chou (1996). An annotated checklist of the gorgonians (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) of Singapore, with a discussion of the gorgonian diversity in the Indo-West Pacific. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 44 (2): 435-459. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   
 
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