WoRMS taxon details

Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846

207229  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207229)

accepted
Species
Porites (Porites) cylindrica Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892 · unaccepted (synonym)
Porites galeata Nemenzo, 1955 · unaccepted (Synonymy ?)
Porites laevis Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (misspelling)
Porites levis Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites planocella 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 A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the...  
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207229 on 2022-07-02
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1996-10-25 15:03:37Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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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 Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) 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 

original description  (of Porites levis 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 Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Porites) cylindrica 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 Porites planocella 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]   

original description  (of Porites galeata 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) Veron JEN. (1982). Hermatypic Scleractinia of Hong Kong - An annotated list of species. <em>Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.). Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.</em> 1: 111-125. [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 Wijsman-Best M, Faure G, Pichon M. (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. <em>Revue Zoologique Africaine.</em> 3: 600-627, pls. 9-`12. [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): 78 [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 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, 201 [details]   

additional source Dana, J.D,. (1846-1847). On zoophytes. <em>The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series.</em> 2(4):64-69; 2(5):187-202; 3(7):1-24; 3(8)160-163; 3(9)337-347.
page(s): 551, 559-560 [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): 38 [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 Benzoni, F., Stefani, F. 2012. Porites fontanesii, a new species of hard coral (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Tadjoura, and the Gulf of Aden, and its phylogenetic relationships within the genus. Zootaxa 3447: 56–68.
page(s): 65 [details]   

additional source Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50.
page(s): 47 [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): 190 [details]   

additional source Forsman, Z. H.; Birkeland, C. (2009). Porites randalli: a new coral species (Scleractinia, Poritidae) from American Samoa. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 2244: 51-59.
page(s): 52 [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): 31 [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): 33, 66 [details]   

additional source Rathbun, R. (1887). Annotated catalogue of the species of Porites and Synaraea in the U.S.N.M., with the description of a new species of Porites. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 10: 354-366
page(s): 361 [details]   

additional source Rehberg, H. (1893). Neue und wenig Bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen der Naturwissenschaften Verein, Hamburg.</em> 12, 1-50.
page(s): 47 [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): 332-333 [details]   

additional source Astalhov, D. A. (2002). Species composition of anemonefishes (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) and their host sea anemones (Cnidaria, Actiniaria) in the Khanhhoa Province (South Vietnam). Journal of Ichthyology, 42(1): 37-50
page(s): 41 [details]   

additional source Cornish, A. S.; DiDonato, E. M. (2004). Resurvey of a reef flat in American Samoa after 85 years reveals devastation to a soft coral (Alcyonacea) community. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 48, 768-777
page(s): 773, 774, 775 [details]   

additional source Reinicke, G. B.; van Ofwegen, L. P. (1999). Soft corals (Alcyonacea: Octocorallia) from shallow water in the Chagos Archipelago: species assemblages and their distribution. Linnean Society Occasional Publications, 2, 67-85, plates 1-10
page(s): 90 [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): 62, 87, 111 [details]   

additional source Dana, J. D. (1849). Atlas. Zoophytes. C. Sherman. Philadelphia., pp. 12-01
page(s): 11, 559 [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Nontype (of Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) SUD 20, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) SUD 30, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) UPC 1404, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) USNM, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 9024, geounit Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 238-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 239-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 240-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 35-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 399-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 400-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 400-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 427-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 434-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 43-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 438-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 491-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 524-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 530-81 [details]
Nontype WAM 54-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 568-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 629-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 866-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 941-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 948-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Syntype (of Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) MNB, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Syntype (of Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) ZMH, geounit Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Porites planocella Nemenzo, 1955) MSI C-161 [details]
Unknown type (of Porites planocella Nemenzo, 1955) MSI C-462 [details]
Unknown type (of Porites planocella Nemenzo, 1955) MSI C-465 [details]
Unknown type (of Porites galeata Nemenzo, 1955) MSI C-181, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Porites galeata Nemenzo, 1955) MSI C-362 [details]
Unknown type (of Porites laevis Dana, 1846) MNHN, geounit Fijian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English hump coralcylindrical porous coralcylindrical finger coral  [details]
German Zylindrische Porenkoralle  [details]
Japanese ユビエダハマサンゴ  [details]
Porites andrewsi
 Porites andrewsi
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