WoRMS taxon details

Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816

206938  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206938)

accepted
Genus
Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 (type by subsequent designation)
Species Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816
Species Pocillopora aliciae Schmidt-Roach, Miller & Andreakis, 2013
Species Pocillopora ankeli Scheer & Pillai, 1974
Species Pocillopora bairdi Schmidt-Roach, 2014
Species Pocillopora brevicornis Lamarck, 1816
Species Pocillopora capitata Verrill, 1864
Species Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Pocillopora effusa Veron, 2000
Species Pocillopora elegans Dana, 1846
Species Pocillopora fungiformis Veron, 2000
Species Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846
Species Pocillopora indiania Veron, 2000
Species Pocillopora inflata Glynn, 1999
Species Pocillopora kelleheri Veron, 2000
Species Pocillopora ligulata Dana, 1846
Species Pocillopora mauritiana Brüggemann, 1877
Species Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846
Species Pocillopora molokensis Vaughan, 1907
Species Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Pocillopora woodjonesi Vaughan, 1918
Species Pocillopora zelli Veron, 2000

Species Pocillopora agariciformis (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine, 1928 (changed combination)
Species Pocillopora andreossyi Audouin, 1826 accepted as Stylophora pistillata (Esper, 1792) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora apiculata Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Species Pocillopora bulbosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora caespitosa Dana, 1846 accepted as Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Species Pocillopora cespitosa Dana, 1846 accepted as Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora coronata Gardiner, 1897 accepted as Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Species Pocillopora danae Verrill, 1864 accepted as Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora diomedeae Vaughan, 1906 accepted as Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora effusus Veron, 2000 accepted as Pocillopora effusa Veron, 2000 (wrong spelling species name)
Species Pocillopora elongata Dana, 1846 accepted as Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Species Pocillopora eydouxi Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora favosa Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora fenestrata Lamarck, 1816 accepted as Alveopora fenestrata (Lamarck, 1816) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
Species Pocillopora hemprichi Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonymy)
Species Pocillopora hemprichii Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym)
Species Pocillopora lacera Verrill, 1869 accepted as Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora nobilis Verill, 1864 accepted as Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Species Pocillopora palmata Palmer, 1928 accepted as Pocillopora capitata Verrill, 1864 (Synonymy)
Species Pocillopora porosa Verrill, 1869 accepted as Pocillopora capitata Verrill, 1864 (Synonymy)
Species Pocillopora robusta Verrill, 1870 accepted as Pocillopora capitata Verrill, 1864 (Synonymy)
Species Pocillopora rugosa Gardiner, 1897 accepted as Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Species Pocillopora setchelli Hoffmeister, 1925 accepted as Pocillopora brevicornis Lamarck, 1816 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Pocillopora solanderi Defrance, 1826 accepted as Axopora solanderi (Defrance, 1826) †
Species Pocillopora subacuta Milne Edwards, 1860 accepted as Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Species Pocillopora symmetrica Thiel, 1932 accepted as Pocillopora grandis Dana, 1846 (synonym)

Species Pocillopora aspera Verrill, 1869 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora clavaria Ehrenberg, 1834 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora frondosa Verrill, 1869 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora glomerata Gardiner, 1897 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora gracilis Verrill, 1869 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora informis Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora lobifera Milne Edwards, 1860 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora modumanensis Vaughan, 1907 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora obtusata Gardiner, 1897 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora paucistellata Quelch, 1886 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora plicata Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora polymorpha (Lamarck, 1801) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora pulchella Brüggemann, 1879 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora ramiculosa Verrill, 1864 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora septata Gardiner, 1897 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora solida Quelch, 1886 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora squarrosa Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora stellata Verrill, 1864 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora stigmataria Lamarck, 1816 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Pocillopora suffruticosa Verrill, 1864 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
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]   
Description The genus is easily identified by the presence of wart-like growths, called 'verrucae', which cover the colonies....  
Description The genus is easily identified by the presence of wart-like growths, called 'verrucae', which cover the colonies. Corallites are immersed; they may be devoid of internal structures or have low solid columella and two unequal cycles of septa. The coenosteum is usually covered by granules. Polyps usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Members of this distinctive genus form branching colonies with characteristic wart-like growths, called verrucae. Identification to species level can be difficult. Three species are found in the W Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206938 on 2022-08-10
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-13 08:59:56Z
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2006-09-27 07:06:07Z
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Martinez, Olga
2012-07-04 13:40:04Z
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2014-01-16 09:30:36Z
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2014-04-21 09:20:09Z
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2018-08-07 07:43:01Z
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2022-05-20 17:56:48Z
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original description 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]   

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

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 1: 1-86. [details]   

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]   

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 127 [details]   

additional source Robertson R. (1970). Review of the predators and parasites of stony Corals, with special reference to symbiotic Prosobranch Gastropods. <i>Pacific Science 24 (1)</i>: 43-54
page(s): 46, 47, 48 [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 Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1935). Revised list of the reef-corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryukyu limestone of Japan. <em>Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.</em> 42: 379-403.
page(s): 390 [details]   

additional source Bassett-Smith, P.W. (1890). Report on the corals from Tizard and Macclesfield Banks, China Sea. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History,.</em> 6(35): 353-374, 443-458, pls. 12-14., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939008694050
page(s): 357, 366 [details]   

additional source Schmidt-Roach S, Miller KJ, Lundgren P, Andreakis N (2014) With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 1-33. [details]   

additional source Glynn PW (1999) Pocillopora inflata, a new species of scleractinian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from the tropical eastern Pacific. Pacific Science 53: 168-180.
page(s): 174, 175 [details]   

additional source Duncan PM (1884) A revision of the families and genera of the sclerodermic Zoantharia, Ed. & H., or Madreporaria (M. Rugosa excepted). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, 18: 1-204. [details]   

additional source Allen, G. R. (1972). The Anemonefishes: Their Classification and Biology. T. F. H. Publications, Inc. Ltd. Neptune City, New Jersey., pp. 288.
page(s): 190 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Rose Atoll coral data compiled from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1994, Townsend Cromwell 2002, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 10]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source DeFelice, R.; Minton, D.; Godwin, L. S. (2002). Records of Shallow-Water Marine Invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with a Note on Noningenous Species: Report to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Bishop Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii., pp. 78.
page(s): 51 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 51 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C.; Sheppard, A. L. S. (1985). The central Red Sea at Yanbu al Sinaiyah. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 17-36
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Grigg, R. W.; Bayer, F. M. (1976). Present knowledge of the systematics and zoogeography of the order Gorgonacea in Hawaii. Pacific Science, 30(2): 167-175
page(s): 173 [details]   

additional source Forsman, Z. H.; Concepcion, G. T.; Haverkort, R. D.; Shaw, R. W.; Maragos, J. E.; Toonen, R. J. (2010). Ecomorph or endangered coral? DNA and microstructure reveal Hawaiian species complexes: Montipora dilatata/flabellata/turgescens & M. patula/verilli. Public Library of Science One, 5, 12, 1-10
page(s): 2 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 61, 66, 113 [details]   

additional source Dunn, D. F. (1982). Cnidaria. McGraw-Hill Book Company. New York and other cities., volume 1, pp. 669-706
page(s): 701 [details]   

additional source Tkachenko, K. S.; Wu, B. J.; Fang, L. S.; Fan, T. Y. (2007). Dynamics of a coral reef community after mass mortality of branching Acropora corals and an outbreak of anemones. Marine Biology, 151, 185-194
page(s): 187 [details]   
 
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Nontype NMSR I/426/E3 [details]
Unknown type BMNH, geounit Vietnamese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Description The genus is easily identified by the presence of wart-like growths, called 'verrucae', which cover the colonies. Corallites are immersed; they may be devoid of internal structures or have low solid columella and two unequal cycles of septa. The coenosteum is usually covered by granules. Polyps usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986).
Members of this distinctive genus form branching colonies with characteristic wart-like growths, called verrucae. Identification to species level can be difficult. Three species are found in the W Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LanguageName 
English cauliflower coralbirdsnest coral  [details]
Japanese ハナヤサイサンゴ属  [details]
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