WoRMS taxon details

Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846)

207470  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207470)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Astraea (Fissicella) purpurea 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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small...  
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small and compact. Colour: usually pale yellow or cream on the upper surface with dark sides, grey with pale oral discs. Abundance: Common and occurs in a wide range of habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies form encrustations in which the polygonal or rounded corallites (2-10 mm across) are flush with the surface, tightly packed and have prominent, radiating septa. Like Favites, common walls are shared between adjacent corallites. Colour: Polyps usually dark grey with pale oral discs, giving them an irregular but star-like quality. Habitat: diverse, including seagrass beds, reef flats and turbid waters. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207470 on 2020-10-30
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description  (of Leptastrea pruinosa Crossland, 1952) Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257. [details]   

original description  (of Leptastrea ehrenbergiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie.</em> 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (of Leptastrea roissyana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie.</em> 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (of Leptastrea stellulata Verrill, 1866) Verrill AE. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Part III. Madreporaria. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 5(3): 17-50, pls. 1-2., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33204514 [details]   

original description  (of Orbicella (Leptastraea) ehrenbergiana (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie.</em> 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (of Leptastrea bottae var. roissyana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1849). Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie.</em> 11: 233–312. [details]   

original description  (of Astraea (Fissicella) purpurea 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]   

context source (HKRMS) Lam K., Shin PKS., Bradbeer R., Ku KKK., Hodgson P. & Cheung SG. (2006). Baseline data of subtropical coral communities in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Hong Kong, obtained by an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV). Marine Pollution Bulletin 54: pp 97-116. [details]   

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

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [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]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are flat with angular subcerioid corallites of very variable size. Septa are tightly compact. Columellae are small and compact. Colour: usually pale yellow or cream on the upper surface with dark sides, grey with pale oral discs. Abundance: Common and occurs in a wide range of habitats. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies form encrustations in which the polygonal or rounded corallites (2-10 mm across) are flush with the surface, tightly packed and have prominent, radiating septa. Like Favites, common walls are shared between adjacent corallites. Colour: Polyps usually dark grey with pale oral discs, giving them an irregular but star-like quality. Habitat: diverse, including seagrass beds, reef flats and turbid waters. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
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English crust coral  [details]
Japanese ルリサンゴトゲルリサンゴ [from synonym]  [details]
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