WoRMS taxon details

Blastomussa wellsi Wijsman-Best, 1973

207386  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207386)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Wijsman-Best M (1973) A new species of the Pacific coral genus Blastomussa from New Caledonia. Pacific Science 27: 154-155. [details]   
Type locality contained in New Caledonian Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in New Caledonian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note New Caledonia (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Type locality New Caledonia (Veron, 1986) [details]
Description Corallites are 9-14 mm in diameter. Septa are not arranged in cycles and are numerous. Colour: dark red or green (tow...  
Description Corallites are 9-14 mm in diameter. Septa are not arranged in cycles and are numerous. Colour: dark red or green (tow colour morphs). Abundance: uncommon except on some lower reef slope habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Blastomussa wellsi Wijsman-Best, 1973. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207386 on 2020-10-30
Date
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1997-10-31 12:32:54Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-08 13:36:39Z
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original description Wijsman-Best M (1973) A new species of the Pacific coral genus Blastomussa from New Caledonia. Pacific Science 27: 154-155. [details]   

original description  (of Blastomussa (Blastomussa) wellsi Wijsman-Best, 1973) Wijsman-Best M (1973) A new species of the Pacific coral genus Blastomussa from New Caledonia. Pacific Science 27: 154-155. [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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 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 Veron JEN, Kelley R. (1988). Species stability in hermatypic corals of Papua New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists.</em> 6: 1-69. [details]   

additional source Benzoni F, Arrigoni R, Waheed Z, Stefani F, Hoeksema BW (2014) Phylogenetic relationships and revision of the genus Blastomussa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia) with description of a new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 358-378. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Corallites are 9-14 mm in diameter. Septa are not arranged in cycles and are numerous. Colour: dark red or green (tow colour morphs). Abundance: uncommon except on some lower reef slope habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality New Caledonia (Veron, 1986) [details]
LanguageName 
English branched cup coral  [details]
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