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Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816)

207128  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207128)

accepted
Species
Astraeopora ehrenbergii (Bernard, 1896) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astraeopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > misspelling
Astraeopora ovalis (Bernard, 1896) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astraeopora pulvinaria (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astraeopora pulvinaria var. myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Astraeopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astrea myriophthalma Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
Astrea pulvinaria Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora arenaria Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora ehrenbergii Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (misspelling)
Astreopora eliptica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora elliptica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (misspelling)
Astreopora kenti Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora ovalis Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora profunda Verrill, 1872 · unaccepted > nomen nudum
Astreopora pulvinaria Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Astreopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Madrepora (Phyllopora) leptostoma Ehrenberg, 1834 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Madrepora (Phyllopora) sphaerostoma Ehrenberg, 1834 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Phyllopora leptostoma (Ehrenberg, 1834) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Phyllopora sphaerostoma (Ehrenberg, 1834) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Astrea myriophthalma 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]   
Note Unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m...  
Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m diameter in the central Indian Ocean. Calices are sometimes immersed, usually with a thin, raised rim, or commonly form conical mounds up to 4 mm tall above the coenosteum. Both forms occur on the same corallum. The calices are deep and 1-2 mm diameter. This is a widespread but not very common species. It is found in a wide range of depths on fore- and back-reef slopes, from clear to moderately turbid water. It appears to avoid locations of severe environmental extremes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are hemispherical, with an even surface. Corallites are evenly spaced and conical with rounded calices. Colour: cream, brownish-blue or yellow, sometimes mottled. Abundance: by far the most common species of Astreopora, found in most reef habitats except in very turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Colonies are usually encrusting (rarely more than 3 m across) or form plates or massive bulbous, hemispherical mounds. The characteristic corallites are well-defined, slightly conical (2 mm across) with twelve vertical spines around the edges. Colour: varies from cream and yellow to a pale bluish-brown; may be mottled. Habitat: diverse, in clear water. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207128 on 2022-08-14
Date
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-18 08:04:27Z
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2016-02-04 07:54:38Z
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2022-05-10 16:41:32Z
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original description  (of Astreopora profunda Verrill, 1872) Verrill AE (1872) Names of species in the author's report on zoophytes. In: Dana JD, Corals and coral islands, Dodd & Mead, New York, pp 379-388. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora kenti Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora eliptica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941) Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1941). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. II. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku, Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104. [details]   

original description  (of Astrea myriophthalma 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 Astrea pulvinaria 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 Astreopora arenaria Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora ehrenbergi Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora ovalis Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964) Nemenzo, F. (1964). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians: V. Suborder Astrocoeniida (Part. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 18: 193-223. [details]   

original description  (of Astraeopora ehrenbergii (Bernard, 1896)) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Astreopora pulvinaria 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 Madrepora (Phyllopora) leptostoma Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   

original description  (of Astraeopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964) Nemenzo, F. (1964). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians: V. Suborder Astrocoeniida (Part. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 18: 193-223. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora (Phyllopora) sphaerostoma Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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

additional source Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23.
page(s): 49 [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 17 [details]   

additional source Randall RH. (2003). An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. <em>Micronesica.</em> 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 129 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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. (1941). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. II. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku, Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104.
page(s): 83 [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1955). Recent and subfossil corals of Moreton Bay, Queensland. <em>Queensland. University of Queensland Papers, Department of Geology.</em> 4 (10): 1-18, pls. 1-3.
page(s): 10 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1940). Madreporaria from the Togian Reefs (Gulf of Tomini, North-Celebes. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 265-310.
page(s): 272, 302 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 19, 53 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Wallace CC (1984) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part V. Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 6: 1–485. [details]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 93, 97 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Mémoire sur les polypiers appartenant a aux groups naturels des zoanthaires perforés es des zoanthaires tabulés. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 29: 257-263.
page(s): 258 [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 27, 63 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 201 [details]   

additional source Utinomi, H. (1965). A revised catalogue of scleractinian corals from the southwest coast of Shikoku in the collections of the Ehime University and the Ehime Prefectural Museum, Matsuyama. <em>Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory.</em> 13(3): 243-261., available online at https://doi.org/10.5134/175404
page(s): 247 [details]   

additional source Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 8 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume I: Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 1, pp. 463.
page(s): 442-443 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [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 Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Holbrook, S. J.; Schmitt, R. J. (2005). Growth, reproduction and survival of a tropical sea anemone (Actiniaria): benefits of hosting anemonefish. Coral Reefs, 24(90): 67-73
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additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 391, 400, 431-432, 433, 434 [details]   

additional source Pillai, C. S. G. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 25, 1-2, 78-90
page(s): 84 [details]   

additional source Möbius, K. (1880). Eine Reise nach der Insel Mauritius in Jahre 1874-75. In (K. Möbius, F. Richters, E. von Martens): Beiträge zur Meeresfauna der Insel Mauritius und der Seychellen nach Sammlungen, angelegt auf einer Reise nach Mauritius von K. Möbius. <em>Gutmann'schen Buchhandlung. Berlin.</em> pp. 1-61.
page(s): 45 [details]   

new combination reference Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen. <em>Gutmann, Berlin.</em> pp. 1-88, pls. 1-10. [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Nontype (of Astraeopora stellae Nemenzo, 1964) MSI C-407, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Astraeopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816)) MSI C-490 [details]
Nontype RMNH [details]
Nontype WAM 216-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 23-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 256-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 25-72, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 257-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 258-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 260-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 261-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 265-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 350-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 392-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 398-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 401-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 419-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 423-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 483-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 542-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 543-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 544-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 545-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 548-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 549-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 82-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 83-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 895-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 896-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 902-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies of Astreopora myriophthalma are massive, in the Arabian area rarely more than 25 cm in diameter though up to 0.5 m diameter in the central Indian Ocean. Calices are sometimes immersed, usually with a thin, raised rim, or commonly form conical mounds up to 4 mm tall above the coenosteum. Both forms occur on the same corallum. The calices are deep and 1-2 mm diameter. This is a widespread but not very common species. It is found in a wide range of depths on fore- and back-reef slopes, from clear to moderately turbid water. It appears to avoid locations of severe environmental extremes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>).

Colonies are hemispherical, with an even surface. Corallites are evenly spaced and conical with rounded calices. Colour: cream, brownish-blue or yellow, sometimes mottled. Abundance: by far the most common species of Astreopora, found in most reef habitats except in very turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Colonies are usually encrusting (rarely more than 3 m across) or form plates or massive bulbous, hemispherical mounds. The characteristic corallites are well-defined, slightly conical (2 mm across) with twelve vertical spines around the edges. Colour: varies from cream and yellow to a pale bluish-brown; may be mottled. Habitat: diverse, in clear water. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English starflower coral  [details]
Japanese アナサンゴ  [details]