WoRMS taxon details

Diploastraeidae Chevalier & Beauvais, 1987

718584  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:718584)

accepted
Family
Diploastrea Matthai, 1914 (type by original designation)
Genus Diploastrea Matthai, 1914

Genus Diploastraea Matthai, 1914 accepted as Diploastrea Matthai, 1914 (unaccepted > misspelling)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Chevalier, J.P., Beauvais, L. (1987). Ordre des Scleractiniaires in: Cnidaires, anthozoaires. <em>Traite de Zoologie.</em> Tome III, Fascicule 3: 403-764. [details]   
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2023). World List of Scleractinia. Diploastraeidae Chevalier & Beauvais, 1987. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=718584 on 2023-02-06
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2013-02-05 17:27:31Z
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2020-01-27 12:46:18Z
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2022-06-21 08:49:27Z
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original description Chevalier, J.P., Beauvais, L. (1987). Ordre des Scleractiniaires in: Cnidaires, anthozoaires. <em>Traite de Zoologie.</em> Tome III, Fascicule 3: 403-764. [details]   

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

basis of record 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 Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Colonial, with extracalicular budding only. Corallites monomorphic and discrete (1–3 centers); monticules absent. Coenosteum costate, moderate amount (< corallite diameter). Calice width medium (4–15 mm), with medium relief (3–6 mm). Costosepta not confluent. Septa in ≥ 4 cycles (≥ 48 septa; including very short free septa). Free septa present but irregular. Septa spaced 6–11 septa per 5 mm. Costosepta unequal in relative thickness. Columellae trabecular and spongy (> 3 threads), ≥ 1/4 of calice width. Paliform (uniaxial) lobes absent. Epitheca well developed and endotheca low-moderate (tabular). Tooth base at mid-calice elliptical-parallel. Tooth tip at mid-calice regular (pointed). Tooth height medium (0.3–0.6 mm) and tooth spacing medium (0.3–1 mm), with > 6 teeth per septum. Granules scattered on septal face; weak (rounded). Interarea smooth. Walls formed by synapticulotheca and partial septotheca; abortive septa absent. Thickening deposits in concentric rings with extensive stereome. Costa center clusters strong; > 0.6 mm between clusters; medial lines absent. Septum center clusters strong; > 0.5 mm between clusters; medial lines absent. Transverse crosses absent. Columella centers clustered. [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese ダイオウサンゴ科  [details]