WoRMS taxon details

Porites nigrescens Dana, 1846

207234  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207234)

accepted
Species
Porites (Porites) nigrescens Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Porites mucronata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites nigrescens var. mucronata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites nigrescens var. togianensis Umbgrove, 1940 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Porites saccharata Brüggemann, 1878 · unaccepted (synonym)
Porites suppressa Crossland, 1952 · unaccepted (synonym)
Variety Porites nigrescens var. mucronata Dana, 1846 accepted as Porites nigrescens Dana, 1846 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Porites nigrescens var. togianensis Umbgrove, 1940 accepted as Porites nigrescens Dana, 1846 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, 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 are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Concave calices give the surface a pitted appearance. Polyps are...  
Description Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Concave calices give the surface a pitted appearance. Polyps are frequently extended during the day. Colour: brown or cream. Abundance: common; occurs frequently with P. cylindrica but also common on lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986).
Branching colonies, some with slight scalloping of the surface giving a somewhat rough texture. Colour: often cream or light yellowish-brown. Habitat: deeper reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Porites nigrescens Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207234 on 2022-07-03
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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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2019-10-13 11:37:40Z
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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 saccharata Brüggemann, 1878) Brüggemann F (1878) Ueber einige Steinkorallen von Singapore. Jahresberichte Naturwissenschaftliger Verein Bremen 3: 539-549. [details]   

original description  (of Porites suppressa Crossland, 1952) Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257. [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Porites) nigrescens 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 nigrescens var. mucronata 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 nigrescens var. togianensis Umbgrove, 1940) Umbgrove JHF. (1940). Madreporaria from the Togian Reefs (Gulf of Tomini, North-Celebes. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 265-310. [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 Dunn, D.F., 1970. Some observations on marine life at Pulau Aur, Johore. Malay. Nat. J. 23 : 158-167.
page(s): 162 [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, 202 [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, 557-558 [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 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): 48 [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 Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50.
page(s): 46, 47 [details]   

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, 28, 31-32, Plate VII, 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): 182, 187 [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): 267, 268, 272, 305, 310, Pl. XXXIV [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): 401 [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): 32 [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 Faustino LA. (1927). Recent Madreporaria of the Philippine Islands. <em>Bureau of Science Manila Monograph.</em> 22: 1-310, pls. 1-100.
page(s): 20, 27, 42, 290-291, 292 [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 Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 19 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1924). Report on Plistocene and Pliocene corals from Ceram. <em>Geological, Petrographical, and Paleontological Results of explorations carried out from September 1917 till June 1919 in the island of Ceram, Second Series: Palaeontology.</em> 1: 1-22, map, pls. 1-2. [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): 365 [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): 334-335 [details]   

additional source Ryland, J. S. (1981). Reefs of southwest Viti Levu and their tourism potential. Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 293-298
page(s): 296-297 [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 Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 46 [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, 112 [details]   

additional source Dana, J. D. (1849). Atlas. Zoophytes. C. Sherman. Philadelphia., pp. 12-01
page(s): 11, 557 [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Nontype (of Porites mucronata Dana, 1846) BMNH, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Porites suppressa Crossland, 1952) HLD X2: 151-4, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8972, geounit Sri Lankan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 437-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 456-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 476-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 501-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 544-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 556-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 591-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 724-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 825-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 867-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 924-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Unknown type MSI C-59, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Concave calices give the surface a pitted appearance. Polyps are frequently extended during the day. Colour: brown or cream. Abundance: common; occurs frequently with P. cylindrica but also common on lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986).
Branching colonies, some with slight scalloping of the surface giving a somewhat rough texture. Colour: often cream or light yellowish-brown. Habitat: deeper reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
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Japanese アミメハマサンゴ  [details]
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