WoRMS taxon details

Leptoseris foliosa Dinesen, 1980

207286  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207286)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus <i>Leptoseris</i> (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 20: 182-235. [details]   
Type locality contained in Lizard Island (Queensland)  
type locality contained in Lizard Island (Queensland) [details]
Note Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Type locality Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986) [details]
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no...  
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no greater than pin-pricks, aligned in rows, each row separated from others by up to 1 cm. Septo-costae are equal in size. This species is one of the commonest members of the genus, occupying both shallow and deep water habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are laminar plates either encrusting or in whorls or tiers, with or without radiating folds. Corallites are in irregular rows parallel to the margins, and are small and shallow. Columellae are conspicuous. Septo-costae are fine. Colour: cream or brown. Abundance: Uncommon, found on vertical or overhang walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos  
Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoseris foliosa Dinesen, 1980. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207286 on 2022-12-07
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1998-01-22 08:26:58Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus <i>Leptoseris</i> (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 20: 182-235. [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 Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp. (look up in IMIS[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): 18 [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): 130 [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [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 Kitahara MV, Stolarski J, Cairns SD, Benzoni F, Stake JL, Miller DJ. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 26 (3): 303-315., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053
page(s): 313 [details]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [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): 30, 79 [details]   

additional source Fenner, D. P. (2005). Corals of Hawai'i. A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawai'i and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. <em>Mutual Publishing, Ltd., Honolulu.</em> 144 pp.
page(s): 25, 68, 123 [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

Nontype WAM 128-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 487-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 85-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description The coralla are leafy, often several together in whorls. The surface of the coralla are smooth. Calices are tiny, often no greater than pin-pricks, aligned in rows, each row separated from others by up to 1 cm. Septo-costae are equal in size. This species is one of the commonest members of the genus, occupying both shallow and deep water habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are laminar plates either encrusting or in whorls or tiers, with or without radiating folds. Corallites are in irregular rows parallel to the margins, and are small and shallow. Columellae are conspicuous. Septo-costae are fine. Colour: cream or brown. Abundance: Uncommon, found on vertical or overhang walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Distribution Indo-W Pacific to Galapagos [details]

Type locality Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986) [details]
LanguageName 
English porcelain coral  [details]
Japanese ウスイタセンベイサンゴ  [details]