WoRMS taxon details

Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846)

207185  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207185)

accepted
Species
Manopora digitata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Manopora tortuosa Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora bolsii Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora divaricata Brüggemann, 1879 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora indentata Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora levis Quelch, 1886 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora nana Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora palmata (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synomymy)
Montipora poritiformis Verrill, 1866 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora spatula Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora spicata Bernard, 1897 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora spongila Bernard, 1900 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Montipora sumilonensis Nemenzo, 1979 · unaccepted (Synonymy ?)
Montipora tortuosa (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synonymy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Manopora digitata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially...  
Description Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially colonies from very shallow water). Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: common. May be a dominant species on shallow mudflats (Veron, 1986).
Digitate colonies with anastomosing branches, forming subspherical mounds over 40 cm across. Corallites slightly sunken, giving the surface a pitted appearance. Colour: uniformly light brown to pale yellow. Habitat: diverse, including shallow lagoons (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Montipora digitata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207185 on 2022-05-22
Date
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1996-10-25 12:24:58Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description  (of Montipora divaricata Brüggemann, 1879) Brüggemann, F. (1879). Corals. In: Zoology of Rodriguez. <em>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences.</em> 168: 569-579. [details]   

original description  (of Manopora digitata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Manopora tortuosa Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Montipora poritiformis Verrill, 1866) Verrill AE. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Part III. Madreporaria. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 5(3): 17-50, pls. 1-2., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33204514 [details]   

original description  (of Montipora levis Quelch, 1886) Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm [details]   

original description  (of Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm [details]   

original description  (of Montipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora indentata Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora nana Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora spicata Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora bolsii Bernard, 1897) Bernard H (1897). The genus Montipora, The genus Anacropora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 3: 1-192, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora spongila Bernard, 1900) Bernard, H.M. (1900). On the Madreporaria collected by Mr. C.W. Andrews at Christmas Island. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1900: 119-127. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora sumilonensis Nemenzo, 1979) Nemenzo F (1979) Astrocoeniid and faviid reef corals from Central Philippines. Kalikasan: The Philippine Journal of Biology 8: 37-50. [details]   

original description  (of Montipora levis var. arborescens Stiasny, 1930) Stiasny, G. (1930). Die Madreporaria des Naturhistorischen Reichsmuseums in Leiden. I. Die Genera Porites, Goniopora, Alveopora, Montipora. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 13: 22-52, pls. 1-6. [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 Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm
page(s): 19, 173, 200 [details]   

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 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 Scheer, G. & Pillai, C.S.G. 1974. Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. Zoologica, Stuttgart 42 (122): 1-75, pls. 1-33.
page(s): 8, 26, 75, Plate 11 [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 [details]   

additional source Ortmann, A. (1888). Studien über Systematik und geographische Verbreitung der Steinkorallen. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abtheilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere.</em> 3: 143-188, pl. 6.
page(s): 155 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1851) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 7. Monographie des Poritides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 16: 21-70.
page(s): 66 [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): 31, 44 [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): 200 [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): 154-155 [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 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): 4 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

Nontype (of Montipora sumilonensis Nemenzo, 1979) UPCCC 328, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora levis Quelch, 1886) MSI C.47, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora levis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-1017 [details]
Nontype (of Montipora levis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-47-A, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-1040 [details]
Nontype (of Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-1041 [details]
Nontype (of Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-255 [details]
Nontype (of Montipora irregularis Quelch, 1886) MSI C-660, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897) MSI C-667, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora fruticosa Bernard, 1897) MSI C-669, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora marenzelleri Bernard, 1897) MSI C-1106, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Montipora alcicornis Bernard, 1897) MSI C-463, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 127-51 (a-d), geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 325-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 356-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 463-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 485-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 565-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 726-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 74-72, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 760-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 780-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are digitate or arborescent with anastomosing upright branches. Corallites are immersed and are small (especially colonies from very shallow water). Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: common. May be a dominant species on shallow mudflats (Veron, 1986).
Digitate colonies with anastomosing branches, forming subspherical mounds over 40 cm across. Corallites slightly sunken, giving the surface a pitted appearance. Colour: uniformly light brown to pale yellow. Habitat: diverse, including shallow lagoons (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English pore coral  [details]
Japanese エダコモンサンゴ  [details]
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To NMNH Extant Collection (IZCOE312wholecolony)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (IZCOE312wholeupper)
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