WoRMS taxon details

Oxypora lacera (Verrill, 1864)

207374  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207374)

accepted
Species
Echinophyllia contorta (Quelch, 1886) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Echinophyllia lacera (Verrill, 1864) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Echinophyllia rugosa Chevalier, 1975 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Oxypora contorta Quelch, 1886 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Oxypora titizimaensis Yabe, Sugiyama & Eguchi, 1936 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A. E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   
Holotype  (of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) MCZ 813   Note Singapore (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across....  
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across. Centres are about 5 mm diameter and often superficial. septo-costae are spiny and sharp, and spines are prominent on the underside of the leaves, sometimes over 5 mm long. Colonies are grey or pale brown, and are easily broken. Also, perforations in the leaves are generally very clear on thin specimens. This is a mid- to deep water species, preferring sheltered sites without strong water movement, but without much sedimentation either. It is not usually conspicuous, partly because of its neutral grey or pale brown colour, but is not uncommon below 25 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies may be submassive, encrusting or laminar. Corallites may be fine and delicate on thin laminae to grossly thickened on submassive parts of the same colony. Costae are always toothed. Colour: usually pale brown or greenish, either uniform or with green or red oral discs. Abundance: common, especially in shallow protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Difficult to differentiate from Echinophyllia aspera under water, but generally more foliaceous in growth form. Septo-costae can be detected between the polyps, radiating to the perimeter of the colony. Colour: light brown, often with red or green oral discs. Habitat: sheltered reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Oxypora lacera (Verrill, 1864). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207374 on 2024-02-23
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original description  (of Oxypora contorta 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 Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A. E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Echinophyllia rugosa Chevalier, 1975) Chevalier JP. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). II. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [details]   

original description  (of Oxypora titizimaensis Yabe, Sugiyama & Eguchi, 1936) Yabe H, Sugiyama T, Eguchi M. (1936). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. I. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59. [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): 130, 201 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 36 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (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 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): 114, 116 [details]   

additional source Budd AF, Fukami H, Smith ND, Knowlton N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166 (3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 15, 18, 41, 63, Pl. XII [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T, Eguchi M. (1936). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. I. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59.
page(s): 4, 53, Pl. XXIX, Pl. XXXVII [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [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): 92 [details]   

additional source Nemenzo F (1959) Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: II. Suborder Faviida. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 16: 73-135, pls. 1-24.
page(s): 76, 121, 122 [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): 33 [details]   

additional source Arrigoni R, Berumen ML, Chen CA, Terraneo TI, Baird AH, Payri C, Benzoni F. (2016). Species delimitation in the reef coral genera Echinophyllia and Oxypora (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae) with a description of two new species. <em>Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.</em> 105: 146-159., available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.023 [details]   

additional source Huang D, Arrigoni R, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Stolarski J, Chou LM, Budd AF. (2016). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 178(3): 436-481., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12391 [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): 32, 88 [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): 209 [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): 25 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume II: Families Astrocoeniidae, Pocilloporidae, Euphyllidae, Oculinidae, Meandrinidae, Siderastreidae, Agariciidae, Fungiidae, Rhizangiidae, Pectiniidae, Merulinidae, Dendrophylliidae, Caryophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 2, pp. 429.
page(s): 336-337 [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260(I): 385-486.
page(s): 394, 399, 414, 468-467, pl. 177 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N.; Pichon, M. (1979). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia, part III: Families Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectiniidae, Caryophylliidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra., volume 4, pp. 422.
page(s): 7, 298, 309, 313, 314-316 [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 Scott, A.; Harrison, P. L. (2007). Embryonic and larval development of the host sea anemones Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis crispa. Biological Bulletin, 213, 110-121
page(s): 119 [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): 63, 100-101, 112 [details]   

new combination reference Chevalier JP. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). II. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Holotype (of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) MCZ 813 [details]
Nontype (of Oxypora contorta Quelch, 1886) BMNH, geounit Taiwanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40282, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 57401-57403, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 58277, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8610, geounit Sudanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 100-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 142-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 144-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 145-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 146-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 147-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 177-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 260-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 301-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 329-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 330-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 331-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 341-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 397-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 399-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 405-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 406-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 409-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 435-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 467-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 467-86, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 470-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 490-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 491-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 492-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 496-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 503-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 503-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 516-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 564-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 576-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 577-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 578-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 579-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 610-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 636-87, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 687-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 688-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 84-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype (of Oxypora titizimaensis Yabe, Sugiyama & Eguchi, 1936) IGPS 44872, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype (of Oxypora titizimaensis Yabe, Sugiyama & Eguchi, 1936) IGPS 44873, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Syntype (of Trachypora lacera Verrill, 1864) MCZ IZ 44065, IZ 44066 [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are thin, only about 1 - 4 mm thick except near the central attachment point, and rarely exceed 40 cm across. Centres are about 5 mm diameter and often superficial. septo-costae are spiny and sharp, and spines are prominent on the underside of the leaves, sometimes over 5 mm long. Colonies are grey or pale brown, and are easily broken. Also, perforations in the leaves are generally very clear on thin specimens. This is a mid- to deep water species, preferring sheltered sites without strong water movement, but without much sedimentation either. It is not usually conspicuous, partly because of its neutral grey or pale brown colour, but is not uncommon below 25 m deep. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies may be submassive, encrusting or laminar. Corallites may be fine and delicate on thin laminae to grossly thickened on submassive parts of the same colony. Costae are always toothed. Colour: usually pale brown or greenish, either uniform or with green or red oral discs. Abundance: common, especially in shallow protected reef slopes. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Difficult to differentiate from Echinophyllia aspera under water, but generally more foliaceous in growth form. Septo-costae can be detected between the polyps, radiating to the perimeter of the colony. Colour: light brown, often with red or green oral discs. Habitat: sheltered reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English porous lettuce coral  [details]
Japanese アナキッカサンゴ  [details]