WoRMS taxon details

Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816)

207511  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207511)

accepted
Species
Explanaria mesenterina Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
Gemmipora mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Turbinaria crassa Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Turbinaria crassa Nemenzo, 1960 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (homonym)
Turbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Turbinaria tubifera Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Turbinaria venusta Bernard, 1896 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Explanaria mesenterina Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica...  
From other sources
Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica in Kalk (1958). [details]
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of...  
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of vertical and horizontal plates. Its corallites are conical (up to 5 mm wide at the base) to immersed, though calices of all corallites have a fairly constant diameter of 2 mm. It is very common in the Arabian region, where it is universally found in sedimented and sandy areas, where it forms large colonies of vertical, interlocking plates which are greenish yellow. Throughout its range it prefers shallow water, but is found deeper (to 45 m) on clear water reef slopes where its colony form is of much smaller, single plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which are highly contorted and anastomosed in subtidal habitats, are upright or tiered fronds on upper reef slopes and are horizontal fronds in deeper water, according to light availability. Corallites are crowded, slightly exsert, with calices 1.3-2 mm in diameter. Colour: usually grey-green or grey-brown. Abundance: very common and may be dominant in shallow turbid-water habitats. Colonies are usually less than 1 m in diameter but may be much larger on fringing reefs (Veron, 1986).
Plate-like and foliaceous colonies, variable in presentation. Recognised by their vase-shaped plates which may form an elegant spiral. Corallites (2 mm across) are evenly spaced and protrude noticeably; present only on the upper surface. Colour: Colony usually beige to yellowish-brown with a paler perimeter. Habitat: diverse, especially in turbid waters and around reef bases (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207511 on 2022-10-06
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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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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2014-06-02 17:13:55Z
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2022-05-15 06:23:49Z
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original description  (of Explanaria mesenterina Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Turbinaria tubifera Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Turbinaria venusta Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Turbinaria crassa Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Turbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896) Bernard H (1896). The genus Turbinaria, The genus Astraeopora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 2: 1-106, pls. 1-33. [details]   

original description  (of Turbinaria crassa Nemenzo, 1960) Nemenzo F (1960) Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: IV. Suborder Dendrophylliida. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 18: 1-22. [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 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): 167, 203 [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): 28 [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 Cairns SD. (2001). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 615: 1-75., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.615 [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): 5, 44 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [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 Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen. <em>Gutmann, Berlin.</em> pp. 1-88, pls. 1-10. [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1941). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. II. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku, Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104.
page(s): 86 [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): 96, 175, 178 [details]   

additional source Gardiner JS (1898) On the perforate corals collected by the author in the South Pacific. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1898: 257-276, pls. 23-24. [details]   

additional source Ortmann, A. (1888). Studien über Systematik und geographische Verbreitung der Steinkorallen. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abtheilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere.</em> 3: 143-188, pl. 6.
page(s): 160 [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 Scheer G (1967). Korallen von den Sarso-Inseln im Roten Meer. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 421-436. [details]   

additional source Gravier C. (1911). Les récifs de coraux et les Madréporaires de la baie de Tadjourah (Golfe d'Aden). <em>Annales de l'Institut Océanographique de Monaco.</em> 2 (3): 1-101, pls 1-12. [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): 34, 121 [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): 214 [details]   

additional source Arrigoni R, Kitano YF, Stolarski J, Hoeksema BW, Fukami H, Stefani F, Galli P, Montano S, Castoldi E, Benzoni F. (2014). A phylogeny reconstruction of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) based on molecular and micromorphological criteria, and its ecological implications. <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 43 (6): 661-688., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12072 [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): 43-44 [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): 394-394 [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 Goffredo, S.; Radetić, J.; Airi, V.; Zaccanti, F. (2005). Sexual reproduction of the solitary sunset cup coral Leptopsammia pruvoti (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae) in the Mediterranean. 1. Morphological aspects of the gametogenesis and ontogenesis. Marine Biology, 147, 485-495
page(s): 492 [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): 395, 471, 472 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India.</em> 25, 1-2, 78-90.
page(s): 83, 89 [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): 8, 372, 374, 386-391, 395, 408 [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): 64, 105, 112 [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): 11 [details]   
 
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Nontype (of Turbinaria speciosa Bernard, 1896) SMNH, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8655, geounit Yemeni Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 9000, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 10-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 17-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 236-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 237-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 280-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 33-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 346-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 352-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 355-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 439-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 440-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 463-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 470-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 478-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 481-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 492-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 498-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 502-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 503-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 514-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 518-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 537-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 541-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 542-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 543-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 569-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 591-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 599-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 675-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 680-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 681-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 695-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 73-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 767-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 84-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 897-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Turbinaria crassa Nemenzo, 1960) MSI C-889, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Explanaria mesenterina Lamarck, 1816) MNHN [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This dendrophylliid coral is encrusting, forms thin walled, vase shaped coralla, or develops into large expanses of vertical and horizontal plates. Its corallites are conical (up to 5 mm wide at the base) to immersed, though calices of all corallites have a fairly constant diameter of 2 mm. It is very common in the Arabian region, where it is universally found in sedimented and sandy areas, where it forms large colonies of vertical, interlocking plates which are greenish yellow. Throughout its range it prefers shallow water, but is found deeper (to 45 m) on clear water reef slopes where its colony form is of much smaller, single plates (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which are highly contorted and anastomosed in subtidal habitats, are upright or tiered fronds on upper reef slopes and are horizontal fronds in deeper water, according to light availability. Corallites are crowded, slightly exsert, with calices 1.3-2 mm in diameter. Colour: usually grey-green or grey-brown. Abundance: very common and may be dominant in shallow turbid-water habitats. Colonies are usually less than 1 m in diameter but may be much larger on fringing reefs (Veron, 1986).
Plate-like and foliaceous colonies, variable in presentation. Recognised by their vase-shaped plates which may form an elegant spiral. Corallites (2 mm across) are evenly spaced and protrude noticeably; present only on the upper surface. Colour: Colony usually beige to yellowish-brown with a paler perimeter. Habitat: diverse, especially in turbid waters and around reef bases (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Type locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).
T. mesenterica in Kalk (1958). [details]
LanguageName 
English twisted lettuce coralscroll coralfolded lettuce coraldisc coral  [details]
German KraterkoralleGewundene SalatkoralleFolienkoralle  [details]
Japanese スリバチサンゴ  [details]