WoRMS taxon details

Cryptotrochus Cairns, 1988

267352  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267352)

accepted
Genus
Cryptotrochus carolinensis Cairns, 1988 (type by original designation)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Cairns, S.D., 1988. Cryptotrochus, new genus and two new species of deep-water corals (Scleractinia: Turbinoliidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 101(4): 709-716. [details]   
Depth range 320-700 m  
Depth range 320-700 m [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Cryptotrochus Cairns, 1988. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267352 on 2022-12-04
Date
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2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
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2010-08-23 17:53:47Z
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2010-09-05 14:32:08Z
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2019-10-07 17:46:09Z
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2022-06-25 08:07:44Z
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original description Cairns, S.D., 1988. Cryptotrochus, new genus and two new species of deep-water corals (Scleractinia: Turbinoliidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 101(4): 709-716. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., Baron-Szabo, R., Budd, A.F., Lathuilière, B., Roniewicz, E., Stolarski, J., Johnson, K.G. (2010). Corallosphere. , available online at http://www.corallosphere.org [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (1995). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa. <em>New Zealand Oceanographic Memoir.</em> 103: 1-210. [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (1997). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Turbinoliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 591: 1-55. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

From editor or global species database
Comparison Differs from Alveolocyathus in having an imperforate theca. [details]

Diagnosis Corallum ceratoid to trochoid, with a pointed base and circular in cross section; GCD up to 10 mm; theca imperforate; costae ridged and serrate, originating by trifurcation; septa hexamerally arranged in 4 cycles; one crown of 6P2; columella papillose. [details]

Remark This genus and family was monographed by Cairns (1997), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 320-700 m [details]