WoRMS taxon details

Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846

207229  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207229)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the...  
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207229 on 2020-10-28
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1996-10-25 15:03:37Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
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original description Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918) Vaughan TW. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Porites levis Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Porites capricornis Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Porites) cylindrica Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Porites planocella Nemenzo, 1955) Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84. [details]   

original description  (of Porites galeata Nemenzo, 1955) Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84. [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]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Wijsman-Best M, Faure G, Pichon M. (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. <em>Revue Zoologique Africaine.</em> 3: 600-627, pls. 9-`12. [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 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description A branching Porites, developing truly ramose skeletons which can cover many square metres. Branches are smooth on the surface, though they are usually of uneven cross-section. The preferred habitat is sheltered water, such as lagoons and back-reef areas, and they can form substantial micro-atolls. The colour is pale brown. The species is similar to Porites nigrescens, which is generally slightly smaller, with a rougher surface (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are very shallow. Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green. Abundance: very common and may be a dominant in lagoons or on back reef margin (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English hump coralcylindrical porous coralcylindrical finger coral  [details]
German Zylindrische Porenkoralle  [details]
Japanese ユビエダハマサンゴ  [details]
Porites andrewsi
 Porites andrewsi
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