WoRMS taxon details

Goniopora columna Dana, 1846

207221  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207221)

accepted
Species
Goniopora undalata Nemenzo, 1955 · unaccepted (Synonymy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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 develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with...  
Description Colonies develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with most being no larger than about 3.5 mm. Columellae are large. The coral has a much neater appearance than the "ragged" structure of G. stokesi calices. Living polyps are up to 10 cm long. This is probably the commonest Goniopora in the Arabian region and Indian Ocean generally. It is common in sheltered, sandy or lagoonal areas where it develops columnar colonies in the manner of G. stokesi, though usually not so large. It is common at all depths between 2 and 15 m deep in such habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are short columns, oval in transverse section. Calices are 3.5-4.5 mm in diameter. Those near the tops of columns have fine irregular septa and diffuse columellae. Those on the sides of columns have broad compact columellae and short septa. Living colonies have large polyps. Colour: brown, green or yellow. Contracted polyps usually have distinctly different colours. Abundance: Common, forms large monospecific stands especially in turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Goniopora columna Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207221 on 2022-05-16
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description 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 Goniopora undalata Nemenzo, 1955) Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Ang, P. O.; McCorry, D.; Si, C. C. L. (2003). Establishing a reference collection and field guides for Hong Kong scleractinian coral. <em>Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [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 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): 20, 197 [details]   

additional source Dana, J.D., 1847. On zoophytes. Am. J. Sci. -23 : 1-24, 160-164, 337-346.
page(s): 569-570 [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): 37 [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): 132 [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 Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84.
page(s): 6, 44, 47, Plate IX, fig. 1 [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 Veron JEN. (2002). New species described in Corals of the World. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 11: 1-209.
page(s): 193, 194, 195 [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, 40-41, 74 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 19, 20, 56-57, 64, Pl. XVIII [details]   

additional source Studer, T. (1879). Zweite Abtheilung der Anthozoa Polyactinia, welche während der Reise A. M. S. Corvette Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden. <em>Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.</em> 1878: 525–550, pls. 1-5.
page(s): 537, 538 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1982). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 5: 1-159. [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): 41 [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): 24, 30 [details]   

additional source Bedot M (1907) Madreporaires d'Amboine. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 15: 143-292, pls. 5-50.
page(s): 269 [details]   

additional source Haeckel, E. (1876). Arabische Korallen. Ein Ausflug nach den Korallenbänken des Rothen Meeres und ein Blick in das Leben der Korallenthiere Reimer, Berlin. 48 pp. 6 pls. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10690732
page(s): 16 [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): 29, 68 [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): 204 [details]   

additional source Gohar, H.A.F. (1940). Studies on the Xeniidae of the Red Sea: their ecology, physiology, taxonomy and phylogeny. <em>Publications of the Marine Biological Station, Ghardaqa (Red Sea).</em> 2: 25-118, plates 1-7.
page(s): 42 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume III: Families Mussidae, Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae, Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 3, pp. 490.
page(s): 356-357 [details]   

additional source Studer, T. (1879). Übersicht der Anthozoa Alcyonaria, welche während der Reise S.M.S. Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden. Monatsberichte der könglich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1878, 632-688
page(s): 681 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 12 [details]   

additional source Dana, J. D. (1849). Atlas. Zoophytes. C. Sherman. Philadelphia., pp. 12-01
page(s): 11, 569 [details]   
 
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Nontype HLD X2: 146-4, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 102-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 129-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 130-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 387-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 457-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 461-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 466-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 468-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 473-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 489-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 716-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 800-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 944-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Unknown type MSI C-135 [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with most being no larger than about 3.5 mm. Columellae are large. The coral has a much neater appearance than the "ragged" structure of G. stokesi calices. Living polyps are up to 10 cm long. This is probably the commonest Goniopora in the Arabian region and Indian Ocean generally. It is common in sheltered, sandy or lagoonal areas where it develops columnar colonies in the manner of G. stokesi, though usually not so large. It is common at all depths between 2 and 15 m deep in such habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are short columns, oval in transverse section. Calices are 3.5-4.5 mm in diameter. Those near the tops of columns have fine irregular septa and diffuse columellae. Those on the sides of columns have broad compact columellae and short septa. Living colonies have large polyps. Colour: brown, green or yellow. Contracted polyps usually have distinctly different colours. Abundance: Common, forms large monospecific stands especially in turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English anemone coral  [details]
Japanese エダハナガササンゴ  [details]